Nigerian Businessman Deported From Kenya Laments “My Kenyan Wife Plots My Deportation To Inherit My Properties”

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June 9, 2013 – Nigerian Businessman Deported From Kenya Laments “My Kenyan Wife Plot With Politician To Deport Me Over My Properties”

Nigerian Kenyan-based businessman, Anthony Chinedu Ifedigbo was recently deported to Nigeria via a chattered aircraft under controversial circumstances. He had lived in Kenya for about 18 years with a flouring business, including a four-star hotel with 40 suites, as well as five lovely children.

In this interview, the Anambra State indigene claims the aircraft used to deport him and other two Nigerians had been grounded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, and calls on the Nigerian authorities to intervene as many Nigerians are still being unjustly detained in that country. He also alleges that the issue of his deportation was orchestrated by his estranged Kenyan wife, Joyce, in connivance with a popular Kenyan politician, Rapheal Wanjala, with the sole aim of grabbing his property worth millions of dollars. Excerpts…

Why were you deported from Kenya?

The issue about my wrongful deportation started some years ago when I had a misunderstanding with my ex-wife and later separated. It was over infidelity on the part of my wife. She was having extra-marital affair with a popular Kenyan politician at my back. And when I found out, I divorced her, after which she connived with the man and started fighting over my property that is worth over $5 million. So, in 2008, they wanted to deport me through illegal means, but the Nigerian Ambassador to Kenya at that time, Ambassador Nwigwe, intervened and stopped them. He countered whatever gimmick they introduced to deport me. Since then, they have been putting me and many other Nigerians through series of traumatic experiences. It has really been hellish for Nigerians in that country since the current Kenyan President came to power. They even accused us of supporting ODM Lila Odinga. But that is very untrue, because we never participated in Kenyan politics directly or indirectly. We did not sponsor any candidate. We only engaged in genuine business, investing in their economy and even providing jobs for their citizens.

How did they carry out the operation?

They burst into my house, armed to the teeth and said they were policemen. They numbered about 25 fierce-looking men. That is how they usually harass Nigerians. They would ransack your house without your supervision and by the time they leave your house every valuable is gone. They picked me up early morning on Sunday, May 26, 2013, as I set out for the gym, and that was the last time I saw my family. They detained me till Monday when they finally deported me via a chattered flight. They seized my three iphones, those of my wife and my friends that were in my house. They then took us to an isolated place and kept me incommunicado without food, bathing water and ventilation. I saw hell, my brother. In fact, they treated me like an animal, just as they also did to other Nigerians, and made it difficult for the Nigerian Embassy officials to know where we were. They would not contact the Nigerian Embassy before bundling her citizens into the plane back to Nigeria. I think it is disappointing the way these African countries insult our great country. But I commend the decision of the Nigerian authority to ground that controversial chattered aircraft. That plane would be enough to pay for my property. I can even forget about pressing for other damages because I don’t even want to go back to that country. A sensible people should be wooing honest and successful legitimate investors into their country, but the Kenyans are chasing away those helping in developing their country. All I want is my money. And like I said, the grounded plane can pay my money. I therefore, use this medium to ask the Nigerian government to investigate and confirm that I have been doing legitimate business in Kenya over the years and that I am worth the property I am claiming. I need our government’s assistance just as all Nigerians resident in Kenya at this moment. The Nigerian High Commission in that country does not know the details of what is happening because of the way they carry out the operation.

How did your deportation relate to the misunderstanding between your wife and you?

Like I said earlier, she was involved in a secret relationship with that politician, who was using government machinery to intimidate, deport me and take over my property and other investments. That was why they chattered a flight of not less than N15 million to deport an individual.

How many other Nigerians have been deported apart from you?

Over 20 Nigerians have been deported, and as I am talking to you, more are still awaiting deportation in their detention camps. These are people that own huge properties and strong asset base running into millions of dollars in that country. And the plan of the Kenyan elite is to take over everything. You can verify all I am telling you. One Peter Atuenyi, who was deported alongside five others yesterday (June 6), is worth millions of dollars in Kenya. These are people that started from the scratch and God blessed our efforts. Peter is well-known both in Nigeria and Kenya yet, like me, they bundled him out of that country like a terrorist.

What charge were pressed against you people?

Usually, they would brand you a drug trafficker. That is their major weapon because, once an individual is branded a drug peddler, some people would easily write the person off without even giving him a chance to explain or defend himself. But drug dealers are not even deported; they are tried in that country and jailed. And I have it on good authority that unless you can prove that somebody is a security threat to your country, you don’t deport people carelessly like that.

Is it true that Kenyan women married to Nigerians in that country usually hatch such deportation plots in order to corner their husband’s property?

That their women find your property attractive should not warrant them to brand you a drug dealer. No. It is an insult for a country like Kenya to start attacking citizens of a big brother country like Nigeria in that manner. Both the Nigerian government and people must rise to defend our citizens.

You said you witnessed those deported on Thursday?

I was there at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, yesterday to receive another batch of 10 Nigerians who did not commit any crime in that country. And the impounded jet, which they chattered to deport me, was still there. I didn’t need anybody to bring me home with a private jet because my property there can chatter over 20 private jets to convey our people with their families home. I have five kids there who are all Kenyan citizens. And apart from that, by virtue of my living in that country legitimately for almost 20 years and contributing immensely to her economy, I am qualified to be treated as a bona fide Kenyan citizen.

Are you saying that your case is traceable to your estranged wife’s connivance with the Kenyan ex-politician?

Yes. Her name is Joyce Akini-Ochen. We got married in 1999, but it was in 2007 that I found out she had been having affair with the ex-politician for long, with the sole purpose of moving me out of Kenya and taking over my property. She was actually banking on the politician’s political influence to achieve her aim. She already had two children for me before I found out and divorced her. She has been living with the politician since we separated and already has a kid for him, yet she wouldn’t let me be because of what she is targeting.

Is it true that your case is still in court before you were deported?

That is true because, when I realized their target was to take over my property and force me back to Nigeria by any means, I went to court to obtain an injunction to stop them. So, when they saw that it would be difficult for them to sell any of my property there, they now came up with the idea of bundling me back home so that my case could be thrown out. That is why I still maintain that the issue of my deportation is about my property and nothing more. As we speak, the Attorney-General of Kenya has declared my deportation illegal, the country’s foreign affairs minister has also disowned the inhuman operation and washed her hands off the entire issue. Also, one of the biggest lawyer and a former Prosecutor-General in Kenya has declared my deportation illegal and unconstitutional, just as the Law Society of Kenya has condemned my deportation. I am well-known in Kenya as somebody doing legitimate business. He advised that even if there was need for my deportation, it should be after my all pending civil cases I had filed were properly dispensed with. So, what it means is that man and my ex-wife connived with Kenyan security men to deport me. If they could fund a chattered flight, with eight security details to bring me back to Nigeria, you can imagine what they are targeting to gain from my deportation. Half of my property in Kenya can chatter over 20 aircraft to bring all Nigerians back home from that country.

Assuming the Nigerian government intervenes and everything is settled, would you want to continue living in that country to do your business?

No, I’m no longer interested. Once I get back my property, I would invest my resources in Nigeria. Nigeria is a lovely country. We only travel out in search of business. Do you know that a car of two million Shillings there, which is about N4 million in Nigeria, is not worth up to N2 million if purchased here? Life is difficult there, yet they do not appreciate our investments and contributions to their economy. We are doing them a lot of favour because many Nigerians are marrying their women, while I have never seen any Nigerian woman married to a Kenyan. Without Nigeria’s patronage, Kenyan Airways would fold up. I am supposed to have automatically become a Kenyan citizen by the number of years I have lived there, by age, marriage, children, business, etc. But they hate Nigerians so much. I also have a strategically located 40 suites four-star hotel there. Do you know how many Kenyans who depend on that hotel for daily living?

Is it true they found drugs in your house?

Oh, you heard about it? The drug was part of their grand plan to nail me. The drug was planted by the Kenyan security men in connivance with the politician. That was about a month ago when they started the plot to deport me. But unfortunately for them, I saw them dropping it and I raised the alarm. I insisted that my fingerprints and those of all present be taken for forensic analysis to determine who dropped the drug among all of us. They later removed it and never charged me to court over the drug. Even in the present case, there is nothing about drug mentioned.

Apart from your hotel, what other business are you into in Kenya?

I am into real estate in Kenya. That is what gave me money. Everybody knows that I started from the scratch. I would buy a land, spread it and take my 20 per cent or 30 per cent, as the case may be. From there I would source money and develop the facility and sell to people. I made my money through real estate business, not drug. I never had anything to do with drug peddling in my life. All I have there I got through hard work. That is why I am begging the Nigerian government to help, because if the government releases that impounded aircraft and the Kenyan’s grab my property, I would be doomed and become a street boy after many years of hard work and suffering.

[Report by Chuks Eze, Sunday Sun]

22 thoughts on “Nigerian Businessman Deported From Kenya Laments “My Kenyan Wife Plots My Deportation To Inherit My Properties”

  1. God catch you! when they say you should come and develop nigeria so that your brothers can get job in your company you people will refuse, you go and develop another mans country, you should thank God that they did not kill you. Can anybody deport dangote from nigeria? so you go and fast and pray that you get your property back but for me i will not pray for you oh.

    • This man is a drug dealer, his wife is a drug dealer and we all in Kenya know this.The wife is also going to get what she the punishment that she deserves.foolish man with a foolish wife now their family that they worked so hard to get is in shambles.

  2. GOOD FOR YOU…. SHE SIMPLY DIDN’T PLOIT ENOUGH, at least you are still alive to tell your tale….. i feel so sorry for you nigerian men when you begin to date other nationalities , you put your own women from nigera so down, you say all what not… forgetting that the womb you came from is nigerian, your mother is nigerian, your sisters are nigerians, your aunts, sister-in- laws are nigerians……i guess there is no place like home afterall

  3. I think government should help him so dat he can gain his property back.my broda have patient your property is intact ok

  4. @olarotimi and ade, you are all s***k in the head! Wat is wrong in someone establishing business anywhere in the world? Your reasonings are myopic. Mr anthony God will see you through and you will bounce back.

  5. On d other hand it should be a lesson 4 nigerian men,to develop ur own country not another person country so dat u people wil nt deport again.if all dis company is here in Nigeria i wouldn’t have been looking 4 dis job am luking 4 so take correction

  6. i dnt pity because for years now we have being begging our brothers oversea to come back home and secondly why do you marry a foreign, who will marry those in your village. Finally, i strongly blive that you dnt have a house here in nigeria let alone in your village. Lesson your lesson.

  7. As children of Abraham through Christ Jesus,whoever rejects you rejects the blessings you carry.Give now your blessings to your fatherland and moreover let charity begin at home.

  8. BROTHER CHINEDU.AM SO SORRY WE HV ALREADY SEEN EVERYTHING AND AS PER MY OWN POINT OF VIEW I KNEW THAT IS HOW IT WILL END UP.NOBODY CAN DENY THAT YR NOT HARDWORKING,EVERY KENYAN KNOWS THAT AND WE ALL KNOW ABOUT YR INVESTMENT IN KENYA EXCEPT SOME MUMU PEOPLE WE DE AGAINST YOU THAT ALWAYS PLOT THAT U BE A DRUG DEALER.BUT NO BODY CAN DENY THAT NIGERIANS ARE HATED THE WHOLE WORLD AND THEY WILL ALWAYS SAY NA DRUGS U POSSESS EVEN IF U BE GENUINE PERSON.ALL AM TRYING TO SAY IS THAT WAT THIS MAN IS SAYING IS THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE WHOLE TRUTH.AM A KENYAN WIFE TO A NIGERIAN MARRIED WITH 3 KID FOR 9YRS.BUT WAT HV COME TO REALISE IS THAT EVEN IF U BE PASTOR OR A CLEAN MAN,THEY WILL ALWAYS FIND A STORY TO NAIL SOMEONE.IN GENERAL AFRICAN COUNTRIES SHOULD STOP THE HATRED OVER NIGERIANS,GHANA,CAMEROON,SENEGAL.WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTER EVEN IF WE HV PROBLEMS HERE THE FIRST PERSON AN AFRICAN WILL RUN TO IS ANY COUNTRY THAT BORDERS YOU.OUR LEADERS ARE FAILING US IN AFRICA AND WE STILL DE VOTE THEM IN.SO MY BROTHER JUST BE STRONG IT SHALL BE WELL IN JESUS NAME.THE BIBLE SAYS WE SHALL EAT THE SWEAT OF OUR HANDS.WE KNOW ITS URS AND GOD TOO KNOWS AND EVEN IF SOMEBODY DE DO THAT TO INHERIT YR PROPERTY.THIS NA MATERIAL THINGS THEY NO GO ENJOY AM.I PRAY TO THE ALMIGHTY FATHER THAT SEES IN HEAVEN TO INTERVENE IN YR SITUATION AND RESTORE BACK WAT THE ENEMY WANT TO TAKE AWAY FRM U.
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    AS FOR MY BROTHER WHO COMMENTED AND SAID THAT GOD DONT CATCH AM,I BELIEVE U BE TOO JELOUSY WELL WELL.I DONT THINK THAT U HV EVER TRAVELLED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD TO SEE HOW WEST AFRICAN ARE BEING TREATED.SO MIND U BOBO U CAN NEVER KNOW THAT U TOO ONE DAY U CAN BE IN THE SAME SITUATION.THIS ONE NA LIFE AND WE ALSO LEARN FRM MISTAKES.SO I THINK U BE ENEMY OF PROGRESS I DONT HV DOUBT BY SAYING THAT U CAN EVEN CELEBRATE IF U HEAR SOMEBODY HAS DIED FORGETTING THAT U TOO GET AM FOR YR HAND.AS FOR ME WHETHER DEPORTATION DE I GO STRIP IN STREET AND PROTEST OVER MY HUSBAND,THE FATHER OF MY CHILDREN OOH BCAUSE NA HIM MY CHILDREN KNOW AS DADDY AND NOBODY CAN REPLACE THEIR LOVE TO THEIR FATHER BE IT POLITICIANS OR MR PRESIDENT.I BELIEVE MARRIAGE IS FOR BETTER AND FOR WORST.
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    MY IN-LAW CHINEDU ALL I CAN TELL U IS NOT TO GIVE UP HOPE.WHERE THERE IS LIFE THERE IS HOPE.THAT SAME GOD WEH BLESSED YOU GO STILL DO AM AGAIN FOR U.
    SO LET ALSO GOD FIGHT FOR YOU BECAUSE AS THEY WERE PLANNING ALL THESE GOD SAW EVERYTHING.
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    INFACT THROUGH YR EXPERIENCE I AND MY HUBBY DECIDED TO INVEST IN NIGERIA BCZ U MAY NEVER KNOW ONE TIME SOMEONE GO DE FOR POWER AND SCATTER EVERYTHING FOR SOMEONE AND THRO THAT U END UP LOOSING EVERYTHING.
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    MY ADVICE TO NIGERIANS ABROAD,WHETHER IN AFRICA OR OYINBO LAND MAKE U INVEST WISELY.AS FOR THOSE WHO DE TRAVEL OR ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL EITHER TO MY COUNTRY,MAKE U TAKE TIME BEFORE U START INPREGNATING OUR GALS COZ SOME DE GOOD AND OTHER NA LIKE HIS X WIFE.HV WATCHED ALL NIGER BOYS WE DE ENTER KENYA SINCE LAST YEAR THEY DONT START GIVING BIRTH WITH KENYAN GALS LIKE DOGS WITHOUT DOING PROPER INVESTIGATION OF HOW LIFE DE IN KENYA.
    KENYA DE HARD OOH,NO BE EASY AND NOT ALL THAT GLITTERS NA GOLD.DO UR RESEARCH WELL WELL BEFORE COMING HERE OOH.
    SO MY IN LAWS I BELEIVE ONE DAY THOSE THAT HATE U PEOPLE OR THE NAME NIGERIA GO LEEK THE DUST OF YR COUNTRY’S FEET.THEY NO KNOW YR VALUE AND I KNOW ONE DAY GOD GO MAKE THEM REALIZE THAT 9JA GET WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND INTELIGENT PEOPLE NOT THE WAY THEY DE PLS
    GOD BLESS U ALL,GOD BLESS NIGERIA

  9. My brother i really pity you because am a traveler as well,is not easy to make even one dollar talk less of thousands to millions,please refer your case to human right activist,united nations and all other legal organisations that combined the whole African,they will fight for you and get your properties back for you,trust and believe in God ……Refer this matter to Nigeria bar Associations,Senior advocate of Nigeria association,they will fight for you,at least they have embassy in Nigeria,sue them to court,give them unrest , publicize on a media on a daily bases if possible CNN,they will definitely retrace their steps.Finally commit everything onto the lord,he will crown every step you take about this matter…..Am so sorry

  10. I think Chinedu is lying,I am a Nigerian citizen working with one international organization in Kenya. I have been living and working in Kenya for the past 8 years and I know much about Chinedu case, the guy is one of the don in the drug world. He has been having series of cases with Kenya government in the area of drug issues,thou he has issues with his Kenya wife which they are both in drug business together. In fact in 2008, his ex-wife and the politician boyfriend were arrested in India with drug related issue, later we find out that it was Chinedu that set them up in India. To be sincere it’s a pity that many of our guys are spoiling our image in foreign land,they are doing all sorts of illegal business like drugs and credit card scam. This is the guy that have used the drug money to have a large investment that runs to billions of Naira in Kenya. Talking about not getting support from the Nigerian embassy in Kenya, the new Nigerian ambassador is a good diplomatic man who doesn’t follow his predecessor whom we all know that he used to support this baron guys. Our image in Kenya is so bad to the extend that they look at all of us a drug baron or 419. Take for instance one of Chinedu boys Adebiyi Fatai was arrested with large number of heroin at a night club and was traced to Chinedu. If you want a reference you can check online one of the Kenya newspaper called the star of May 4 2013, you will see where the case of Fatai and Chinedu case was exposed. To put another information to my fellow Nigeria, it’s not only Chinedu and Nigerian that was deported, they deported Ghanian, Cameronian, Congloese and a Guinea man. Lastly, every sovereign nations has power to deport whom ever they find that want to jeopardize their national security. This is not the first time Chinedu has been deported in Kenya but always find his way back to Kenya through a forged name and through a neighboring country.
    Our image is so bad outside the country and our people are no helping the matter either, the only thing that is changing our image now is music, movie and our cultural activities like clothing. Chinedu should stop complaining and carry his own cross.

  11. My dear i must say if clearly that you are a big fool..what i mean is a CAPITAL FOOL INDEED. I don’t think that a well breastfeed Igbo man can behave the way you did in Kenya. I am in Kenya when all the story started, but you took everything for Granted. You had every opportunity to sale all the property that had been left for you after your serious issues with your so called Kenya wife, still you claim to be a heavy and heat man, forgotten that i respective of what ever you claim to be, you are not 100% citizen of Kenya. Even before your deportation, you noticed too well that there is danger on your-side, but you silenced your mind as in nothing is going to happen, now that it has happened, whom are you going to blame? Because a lot of people advised you to leave the country in an arranged way but you refused. My brothers and sister, they investment that this guy put in place in Kenya should have giving more than 200 people job in Nigeria. This is going to be a lesson to those of us that focused in investing in countries that are nowhere to be compared to Nigeria.
    Anyway may God here your prayers in Jesus name.

  12. Okay Chinedu, for Christ’s sake I guess you should speak some truth which will eventually set you free.
    Your story has a number of things which do not add up and clearly a toddler too can tell.
    I am not Kenyan but I do business there and therefore understand their dynamics as regards foreigners. Two weeks back, the country decided to get rid of all foreigners living or working there illegally and you are clearly one of them. If innocent, you will regain what is yours. I am pretty sure that Nigeria would have done the same or even worse if they caught a foreigner offside.
    Seriously cut that crap and only feed such lies to those you can blind fold.
    For God and my Country!

  13. Good for you…….. Kenya of all places!!!!! can you imagine?what is one looking for in Kenya? to the extent of investing in the country, anyway our men (Nigerian men) are shameless, they go with anything on skirt disgracing us the women anyhow. How many Nigerian women are married to foreigners? not to talk of Kenya, good for u why are lamenting now? Please we don’t need u in Nigeria don’t come and infect us u hear!!!go and meet ur Kenyan women, sorry to say this I just hate u

  14. Seriously???This guy si pathetic,Everyone knows he and his stupid wife are drug dealers.Just bcoz u are a criminal doesnt give u the right to tanish the name of the country tht gave u home 4 the past 18yrs.We dont want criminals in our beautiful country take ur a** to ur country**sigh**

  15. Well the say 40 days for the thief and one day for the house owner. Chinedu’s days were up! Kenya is a fast developing beautiful country that houses people from different nationalities. People need to understand Chinefu criminal drug history. Phewx! One bad guy out!! Thank you President Uhuru. We see you mean business

  16. CHENEDU IS A LIAR and DRUG TRAFFICKER.Am a kenyan n i can tell u Nigerians that Chenedu is a crminal.He has series of drug related cases in kenya or many yrs but always bribing his way out.Arrest and jail this deportee or at least keep track on his movements.His kenyan wives r also drug dealers who will soon pay for their evil deeds.His cheap hotel is not 4 star as he claims. It is called Deepwest hotel which is a Nairobi downtown lodging with no class.Check its status in the internet.Thanks president Uhuru for deporting this drug baron.Where did he get from to invest in Kenya instead of Nigeria.Where was he working? Chenedu is a good riddance for Kenya

  17. Akinyi, Chinedu’s wife has been arrested 3 times for bags of drugs since Chinedu was deported, as I r
    Write she is in for the same,nsonwho is a drug dealer? She only made Chinedu to be deported so as tominherit his properties, that is kenya for you

  18. You nigerians speak as if kenya is so desperate, we all know that kenya is young and vibrant,in all aspects.Talk of our economy,kenya is one of the fastest growing economies talk of ICT we are known to be a hub and a home of innovation.WE are so much independent and most uniquely we have values despite of our challenges,we dont need drug delealing to boost our economy and employ our people.We cannot condone irresponsible behaviors just because you think you have properties,theres no room for drug dealing whether kenyan , nigerian or whowever, we value our people we need sanity among our population,so drug dealer please take your drug dealing else where.

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