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British Couple Adopts Nigerian Boy Muiz Bakre As UK Moves Mother To Deportation Camp

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August 25, 2017 – British Couple Adopts Nigerian Boy Muiz Bakre As UK Is Set To Deports Mother To Nigeria..Folashade Bakre In Deportation Camp

Monisola Muiz Bakre, a Nigerian boy taken from his parents against his wish has been adopted by a British couple. His mother, Folashade Bakre, is in the process of being deported back to Nigeria.

Besides, the British authorities have restricted the parents’ access to the son. The parents, The Nation learnt, are not allowed to see the boy again; they are only permitted to communicate with their son twice a year in writing.

After Monisola was given out for adoption by the government, it was learnt that his mother was served a quit notice to leave the UK. Her international passport, which was seized by the British authorities, was returned. She was moved to a deportation camp, where she has been since June 21. Her lawyer is challenging the decision in court.

The distraught father, Ayokuleyin Bakre yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to intervene in the matter, saying the incident had brought agony to his family. He urged the Federal Government to reclaim his son from his British adopter, stressing that he could not afford to leave him in the care of a stranger.

Bakre insisted that Monisola “is a full-blooded Nigerian”, noting that it was illegal for the British government to adopt a child that was not born in its territory.

He said: “The British government has destabilised my family. In the last five years, they have subjected us to endless agony by this forced adoption of our last child. As I speak to you, Monisola has been adopted by a British couple and they have told us we cannot see him or speak to him on the phone. They said we can only communicate with him two times in a year through letter.

“I cannot understand why the British government is taking this immoral step to claim a child that is not born in their country. The boy has biological parents who have rights on his upbringing. But, we are being denied the rights to raise our child by the UK government. My wife is being detained at an Immigration Removal Centre in London. They want to deport her, so that we will not see our child again. I have told her not to come to Nigeria without our son.”

Absolving his wife of wrongdoing in the incident that led to Monisola’s adoption, Bakre said: “My wife did not know anything about the incident that led to the injuries inflicted on our son and this was established in the court. My wife was not at home when the injuries were noticed. It was my sister-in-law, who called my wife on telephone to return home.

“When she noticed the injury, they called the ambulance and took the boy to the hospital. Monisola was a year old and he had older cousins who were always playing with him. He could have sustained the injuries in the process.”

Some 2015 documents obtained by The Nation showed that Lagos State government attempted to help the couple reclaim their son from the UK government. The Office of Public Defender, a government organ which assists people with legal representation, wrote the London Borough of Bexley.

The London Borough of Bexley responded to an enquiry made to it by the Lagos Ministry of Youth and Sport to explain the legality of the adoption of Bakre’s son. In response, the Office of Public Defender stated that the action of the British government was illegal by virtue of Child Rights Law of Lagos (2007).

It was gathered that the Office of the Public Defender made a volte-face in August 2015 when it withdrew from the matter, citing Section 136 of the Child Rights Law of Lagos (2007), which states:

“Where a person has been adopted under any law in force in any part of Nigeria, or under the law of any other country other than Nigeria, the adoption shall have validity as if the adoption has been effected by an adoption order under this law.”

[The Nation]



  1. iron bar

    August 25, 2017 at 5:04 AM

    so many flaws in our constitution that lagos state even withdrew the case.let them use ecowas court.most people use it and always emerge can u adopt someones child forcefully?even if he sustained injury as an infant due to negligence or with/without proof.u can appoint a guardian to take care of the child till he turns to an adult.add salt into injury for even sending his mom back to their homeland is harsh.even an assylum seeker wouldnt get such treatment.file suit also to intl court as well.its a slap on our faces if such illegality stands.

  2. Anonymous

    August 25, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    This story should thoroughly be investigated. Maybe the social services are involved or maybe safeguarding concerns would have been raised about the child as a ‘child in need’.

  3. AK

    August 25, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    This is absolutely ludicrous. Can the British government allow any born British child to be adopted or treated in such manner? Sometimes I wonder what Nigerian foreign office do to help Nigerians outside this shore. What a pity?

  4. ade eagle

    August 26, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    there is always 2 sides to a coin am sure this is not the true story UK government can & will never force anybody,s child for adoption unless there is genuine evidence that the kid is in danger

  5. Ace

    August 31, 2017 at 2:05 AM

    This boy sustained injuries, fractures to the skull, femur, etc in the UK. He was treated in UK. The British govt. do not joke with minors, and aged. How did the mom left a one year old at home without an adult supervision? How come no one could give a concrete explanation how the injuries came about? Yes, the boy is a Nigerian, born in Nigeria, but in as much the injuries was sustained in UK, british govt. has every right to wade in. We did not hear from the other party, it is hard to know the truth. All the same, we have Nigerian house in Britain, they should be contacted. President Buhari has much home front issues to deal with now, please don’t on him.

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