Thursday, 23 April 2015

UK Home Officer ordered to bring back mother and son deported to Nigeria

A Nigerian mum and her 5year old son, Bola Fatumbi and Rafeeq Atanda (pictured above, who was born in the UK) who was deported to Nigeria in January. The UK Home Office has been ordered by a UK court to bring them back or face contempt of court.
"A court ruled that the government must find Bola Fatumbi and her son Rafeeq Atanda by Thursday and bring them back to the UK or it will face contempt of court proceedings. It is believed to be the first time that an immigration judge has ordered the government to retrieve asylum-seekers previously deported from the UK. 

"In not taking into account the implications of BF’s mental health for RA, and the risk of that degenerating in the Nigerian context and the likely consequences of removal, the Secretary of State failed to have regard to BA’s best interests as a primary consideration,” the judge said.
Justice Cranston said the boy’s best interests and the mother’s poor health were not taken into account and the family could be forced into poverty in Africa.

(Source: RTUK)

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