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Court orders deportation of Nigerian who beds Nairobi women for survival


Nigerian Okeke Patrick Godwin Chukwudu at the Chief Magistrate court on April 11, 2018. PHOTO | GALGALO BOCHA

A Nairobi court has ordered Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and Immigration Director Gordon Kihalangwa to immediately deport a Nigerian man who has been in the country for six years without valid documentation.

The court also heard that Okeke Patrick Godwin Chukwudu, 56, has been preying on Kenyan women but kept on dumping one for another in order to survive in the country.

Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi ordered Mr Boinnet to liaise with Mr Kihalangwa to ensure a flight destined to his west Africa country is secured in order to deport him Wednesday evening.

“The Inspector General of National Police Service to liaise with the Director of Immigration to ensure the accused person is deported this evening. You must be on a flight to Nigeria this evening,” added Mr Andayi.

Mr Okeke was charged with being in Kenya unlawfully contrary to the laws of Kenya.

He was found on April 9 along Limuru Road within Nairobi without a valid pass or permit allowing him to be present in the country.

KENYAN WIFE

The 56-year-old Nigerian pleaded guilty to the charge. In his mitigation, he alleged that his Nigerian passport had been confiscated by his “Kenyan wife” following a domestic row.

He told the trial magistrate that he reported that matter with his embassy in order to help him regularize his stay in the country.

Mr Okeke was, however, unable to provide to any evidence to the trial magistrate who asked him to indicate why he had stayed in the country since 2010 without valid document.

The court also questioned the sincerity of his assertion that his passport was forcefully taken away by his alleged Kenya wife.

Senior prosecuting counsel Solomon Naulikha told the magistrate that Okeke is a high flight risk and opposed for his release on bond.

He said the man was arrested with a vehicle belonging to a Ms Valentine Arigi who reported its disappearance.

NO VALID PERMIT

Mr Naulikha said it was during the arrest that police discovered that Mr Okeke had been in Kenya since 2010 without valid permit and he had never left the country since then.

“He has no business or residence in Kenya but preys on women whom he conned and moves on to another Kenyan,” added the prosecution.

The man, who hails from Igbo State in Nigeria, was also found with a copy of Nigerian passport number A02044924.

Outside the court, he told Nairobi News that his Kenyan wife orchestrated a plot to ensure he is deported from the country.

“I bought the vehicle in 2015 from Judy Maneka and my wife set me up with police and I will make sure she will not use my vehicle,” added Mr Okeke.

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