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A Nigerian-born British Mayor of Southwark, London, Micheal Situ has cautioned Nigerians coming into the UK particularly youths and Students, to be aware of the laws of the Country before setting out.

The admonition came following a report that a Nigerian international student in the UK is now at risk of deportation after being arrested by the police for hunting and consuming squirrels.

The Nigerian was reported to have continued the act over the course of more than a year since his arrival the UK.

A trending video capturing the arrest had circulated on the internet giving details of the arrest.

While chasing and killing squirrels is a free for all game in Nigeria, it is a violation of the law in the UK where such animals are pampered when sighted in gardens.

Mr Situ gave the caution during an exclusive chat with the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, when she paid a courtesy call on him in his office in Southwark , London, according to a press release e-signed by Gabriel Odu, of the Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, NIDCOM.

Mr Situ believes that if they are properly briefed, they would avoid getting into trouble such as alleged sexual assaults, and related issues, rules, cultures and traditions of their new environment(UK).

He noted that what may appear as nothing to them in their culture could most times be grievous in their new environment.

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa had suggested a situation where regular briefing and interactions be conducted for those arriving newly in the UK especially the students to enable them stay out of trouble and adjust fittingly into their new society different from where they are coming from.

The NIDCOM Boss urged those that are coming into the UK regularly be it on student visa or otherwise, to be of good behaviour and respect the laws of the host country.

There have been recent cases of alleged sexual assaults in the UK made against some Nigerian students and other sundry infractions being allegedly committed.

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