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Don’t deport me to Nigeria, says Bayode jailed for killing in UK

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A KILLER has complained from his jail cell after being told that he would be deported to Nigeria when his sentence ends even though he’s never been to Africa. Junior Bayode was jailed for 11 years after being found guilty of the manslaughter of 15-year-old schoolboy, Sofyen Belamouadden, who was knifed to death in a brutal attack on March 25, 2010.


The teen was chased by a gang of around 20 youths from a rival school and stabbed nine times in just 12 seconds in front of shocked commuters in Victoria Underground Station in central London. He was rushed to hospital, but was pronounced dead.

Five trials took place at the Old Bailey with 17 convictions resulting. Three of the attackers – Obi Nwokeh, Christopher Omoregrie and Samson Odegbune – who were aged between 19 and 20 at the time of their sentencing in April 2013 – were jailed for life after being found guilty of murder.e, however, says he only knows ‘the British way of life’ and has never even been to Nigeria, where his mother was born. He wrote: ‘I was born in Germany on January 29, 1993 and came to the UK with my mother as an infant when I was nine months old. I have neither travelled nor been to any other country since I arrived in the UK over 20 years ago.


“My past, my present and my future is firmly rooted in British soil, hence why I am struggling to understand why I have been served with a deportation order to a country I have never been to – Nigeria.”

Guardian

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