India – Nigerian Drug Dealer Back In New Name, Faces 2nd Deportation

by Bamidele Ogunberu Last updated on April 13th, 2017,

The Indian government is all set to AGAIN deport a Nigerian, who allegedly managed to re-enter the country by changing his name and date of birth after he was deported once following conviction in a drug case.

The government got to know that the Nigerian was allegedly the same person who was deported in 2010 when they had carried out investigation in a drug smuggling case.

Following this, he was detained last month at the Lampur camp at Narela in Northwest Delhi.

The government’s finding was based on photographic records of 2010 and the current pictures of the detained Nigerian.

The man’s wife moved the high court pleading for his release from detention, saying he was not the person who was deported in 2010.

When the court asked the Ministry of Home Affairs and Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO) how were they sure that it was the same person, they had said the photographs on the file were the same.

The court was however not satisfied and ordered comparison of biometrics like fingerprints, which were taken back in 2010 with the biometric of the Nigerian in detention.

The FRRO carried out the biometric analysis and submitted a report saying that the Nigerian was the same person who was deported.

In its affidavit, FRRO has said “the biometric were compared from the finger print bureau, crime branch, Delhi Police. The expert opinion has authenticated that Mark Lucky alias Mark Lucky Luke (arrested in FIR lodged in 2010 and later deported) and Mark Lucky Okwuada (petitioner’s husband) are one and the same person, as their biometric (finger prints) have matched.

“In view of the above the petitioner husband is not entitled for any relief. FRRO proposes to deport him to his country.”

The Nigerian’s wife opposed the contention saying her husband already had a visa which was valid from April 19, 2016 to April 18, 2017 and he was sent to the detention centre at Lampur camp “without any reason” on December 19 last.

The court will hear the matter again on Wednesday.

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