22-year-old man, Junior Bayode, born of a Nigerian mother and a British father, who is serving 11 years for manslaughter, is to be flown to Nigeria on his release but he insisted on remaining in the country, arguing that the British lifestyle is all he knows.
Bayode of Streatham, South London, according to Daily Mirror, was 16 when he took part in the mob stabbing of one Sofyen Belamouadden , 15, and was given 11 years for manslaughter in 2013.
The convict blasted jail chiefs over the decision to deport him when he is due to be freed in 2019.
He wrote to prisoners’ paper Inside Time from Moorland jail in Doncaster that he is “struggling to understand” why he is being deported.
According to him, “I may not have been born here but all I know is the British way of life.
His mother is from Nigeria but he was born in Germany and came to the UK when he was only nine months old, according to reports.
It had earlier been reported that the deceased, Belamouadden, was chased by a gang of around 20 youths from a rival school and stabbed nine times in just 12 seconds in front of shocked commuters in Victoria Underground Station in central London in the attack two years ago.
Five trials took place at the Old Bailey with 17 convictions resulting.
Bayode said the Home Office’s “deport first, appeal later” policy was designed to hit migration targets “regardless of human rights.’
“I was distraught when I read on the order that I can only appeal after my deportation.
“I have neither travelled nor been to any other country since I arrived in the UK over 20 years ago.
“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 (Nigeria) I have never been to,” he added.