Nigerian tourist asked to leave India by June 16

Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate police on Wednesday directed Nigerian tourist Godnes Thomson, whose visa and passport had become invalid for over six months, to leave India at the earliest.

The Nigerian was earlier detained after cops suspected foul play when he had lodged a complaint with Kharavel Nagar police station about loss of his passport.

Bhubaneswar DCP Anoop Sahu informed that Thomson was repeatedly changing his statements and concealing his identity.

“During interrogation, it was found that the concerned Nigerian national was staying in violation of the visa norms. Though he claimed that he had come for some business purpose, he could not give any concerete evidence in this regard,” said Sahu.

Sahu further informed that earlier the Nigerian and Indian Embassy officials were informed about the incident and now a ‘leave India’ notice has been served to the Nigerian.

The Commissionerate Police seems to be taking all possible measures to check such incidents of illegal stay by foreign nationals after eight girls from Thailand were detained after they were found to be indulging in sex trade in Bhubaneswar.