The percentage of the Nigerian population living in the UK and currently in prison is higher than the percentage of British Nationals living in the UK and currently in prison as only 0.07% of British people are in British prisons compared with 0.17% of Nigerians living in the UK and serving sentences in British prisons.
According to the survey obtained by Dailymail, it was revealed that Nigeria is 7th placed in a table of foreigners serving prison terms in the UK with a total of 167 Nigerians in UK prisons.
According to the survey, Nigeria comes second on the fraud and forgery category with 52 Nigerians currently doing time for fraud and forgery offences.
Nigeria comes behind only Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Ireland, Pakistan and Latvia in the recently conducted survey.
In terms of percentage of Nationals currently in UK prisons, Nigeria slip down the table to 11th position with 0.17% of Nigerians living in the UK in prison.
The recently released survey may not be giving a full picture of the situation as it has been revealed that statistically, black people are more likely to be sentenced to prison for the same offence than white people in the UK.
It has also been revealed that white people in the UK are more likely to get a shorter sentence for the same offence than black people.