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Judge Ordered Deported Nigerian Woman Bola Fatunmbi & Son Rafeeq Atanda Returned To UK

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April 22, 2015 – Judge Ordered Deported Nigerian Woman Bola Fatunmbi & Son Rafeeq Atanda Returned To The UK

Nigerian Woman Bola Fatunmbi Deported From UK With Son Rafeeq Atanda Win Deport 1st, Appeal Later Case, Judge Ordered Them Brought Back

A 5-year-old Nigerian boy, Rafeeq Atanda, who was deported to Nigeria along with his mother under the Britain’s ‘deport first, appeal later’ policy, has been ordered to be flown back to Britain and all expenses for their trip to be paid by the Home Office. Rafeeq who was born in the UK and brought up in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, was flown back to Nigeria along with his mother Bola Fatumbi in January after their long-running asylum claim failed.

Mr Justice Cranston, a former Labour MP who is now a High Court judge, has now found the Home Office had not made the boy’s welfare their ‘primary consideration’.

Rafeeq Atanda returned

Sitting with Upper Tribunal Judge Reeds in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, he ruled: ‘In ordinary circumstances… young children like RA are removable with their parents and their best interests are served by being with them.

‘But in the special circumstances of this case, in not taking into account the implications of BF’s mental health for RA, and the risk of that degenerating in the Nigerian context, and the likely consequences on removal, the Secretary of State failed to have regard to RA’s best interests as a primary consideration.’

In a subsequent ruling on costs, the judges said: ‘Considering the very unusual circumstances in the round we have decided that the Secretary of State should be ordered to take all reasonable steps to ensure the return of RA and his mother to this country.’

The landmark ruling, which will lead to further hearings of the case in the High Court and Court of Appeal, could change the way deportations involving children are dealt with in future.

Judith Dennis, policy manager for the Refugee Council, told The Independent ‘We have this rhetoric about deportation and people being able to appeal from outside the country, but what this ruling says is that you need to balance the need for immigration control against the best interests of the child.’

A Home Office spokesman said: ‘We are unable to comment due to the ongoing nature of this case.’

[Daily Mail]



  1. Modupe Olonade

    April 22, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    undiluted miracle God you are good

    • Me

      April 23, 2015 at 1:20 AM

      Yes ooooo!!!!!

  2. Toto

    April 23, 2015 at 1:37 AM

    Undiluted miracle indeed God is Good

  3. CΦnscieΩce-1

    April 23, 2015 at 1:42 AM

    ….Let the boy’s mother say to the British government;
    Psalm 24
    Of David. A psalm.

    “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it;”….also let them know that;
    “He who God has Blessed no man can curse”!
    I rejoice with U.

  4. Grace

    April 23, 2015 at 6:45 AM

    Yes ooooooh the bible says we should rejoice with them dat rejoice,and mourn with thm dat do also. But in this case we are meant to sing….what the ord has done for me,i can no tell it all.Your blessings shall remain premanent.And to as many that put there trust in God,u shal not be left out in jesus name Ame

  5. hakeem

    April 23, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    I can’t but marvel on this unprecedented case,never in the history of the united kingdom such a scen

    trio played out.The good thing is that,the uk has saved itself of negative future occurence that could arise from this,most of the hatred directed towards western nations and in most cases result to terrorism are mostly borne out of this.The boy is a lucky boy.A namesake,how I wish is my son.

  6. ifanla

    April 23, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Thank u Allah.
    Thank u Rafeeq.
    Thank u Goodluck Jonathan.
    U made my year 2015 a memorable one.Allah Lives.

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