Killer slams decision to deport him to Nigeria when he is released from Doncaster prison

Prison Officers arrive at Moorland Prison, nr Doncaster, S Yorks.  Picture: Ross PArry Agency
Prison Officers arrive at Moorland Prison, nr Doncaster, S Yorks. Picture: Ross PArry Agency
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A killer being held in a Doncaster prison has learnt he will be deported to Nigeria when he is released, despite having never been to Africa.

Junior Bayode was 16 when he was involved in the brutal stabbing of 15-year-old Sofyen Belamouadden. He was given 11 years for manslaughter in 2013, which he is serving in Moorland prison.

When he is released from the jail, on Bawtry Road, in 2019 officials have decided the 22-year-old will be sent to Nigeria, where his mother is from.

Bayode was born in Germany and came to Britain aged nine months. He wrote to prisoners’ paper Inside Time claiming he is “struggling to understand” why he is going to be deported, as reported by the Daily Express.

He said:“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.

“I may not have been born here but all I know is the British way of life. I have neither travelled nor been to any other country since I arrived in the UK over 20 years ago.”

A Home Office spokesman said: “We do not routinely comment on individual cases.”