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25yr-old Nigerian student arrested in India for overstaying



The accused, Raji Roqeeb Babatunde (25) from Nigeria was pursuing masters in occupational therapy in Manipal School of Allied Health Sciences. Photo: Kemmmanu

A Nigerian student is facing prosecution in India for allegedly overstaying in the country after his visa expired.

Twenty-five years old Raji Roqeeb Babatunde reportedly arrived in India in 2011 for his Masters in Occupational Therapy in Manipal School of Allied Health Sciences. He subsequently followed the Masters Programme up with a doctorate programme.

But, Babatunde whose visa expired on December 31, 2016 was arrested on Monday by Indian authorities after staying illegally in the country for about 10 months.

According to, Babatunde was arrested under the Foreigners Act and later charged to court.

He has been sent him to judicial custody till October 31.

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