Monday, 11 July 2016

Convicted killer who slashed teenager's throat costs taxpayers £100,000 after fighting deportation four times in Four Years

According to Daily a 20-year-old Michael Ematuwo is currently fighting deportation to Nigeria and has made four legal attempts in the past four years to stop the UK authorities from succeeding with the said deportation.
Ematuwo accidentally killed his friend Jahmal Mason-Blair when he was only 13-years-old; he waved a knife during a street fight, to ward off a thug who snatched his bicycle, but he accidentally struck his friend Jamal.
In court, the Nigerian pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

 Here’s how it all happened:
“He was 13 when a flick knife he was waving around to ward off another youth accidentally struck his friend Jahmal, 17, who was trying to stop the fight.
Jahmal, who had trials with Tottenham, Watford and Reading football clubs, bled to death from a severed artery in his neck. Ematuwo, of Hackney, east London, pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
The judge said he accepted that Ematuwo had not intended to harm anyone with the knife.
The court was told the defendant was born in Nigeria and had been sent to live with an aunt by his father. He had been befriended by Jahmal, who played for Borehamwood football club in Hertfordshire.
At the time, the court heard how an older boy had taken Ematuwo’s bicycle and he had gone with Jahmal to collect it but was attacked with a plank.
He took out the flick knife and was waving it around to frighten the other youth. Jahmal died ‘almost instantly’ after the stabbing in Hackney in May, 2009.”
Ematuwo was detained for six years in 2009 and in 2012, he was told that he would be deported.
And he has since been fighting this.
Currently housed in an immigration centre, the 20-year-old is fighting back the system for trying to punish him more for a mistake he has served time for.

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