R.I.P: Nigerian Hangs Himself In UK Over Fear of Deportation to Nigeria

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at 11:59 PM, 25 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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«§» 25 January 2013



Riliwanu Balogan was found hanged at Glen Parva Young Offender’s Institute in Leicester in 2011, a day after his 21st birthday.

The inquest heard he had told staff he had nothing to live for. The hearing coincided with the release of a report which said the centre had improved but there were still problems.

The jury inquest, which finished Thursday, January 24, 2013, heard Mr Balogan moved to the UK when he was seven-years-old and spent much of his childhood in institutions. He was transferred to Glen Parva, which holds men aged 18 to 21, in April 2011 to await deportation.


The morning he was found hanged on 8 May 2011 he was assessed by staff after cutting himself.

Paul Mayfield, a senior prison officer, said at the hearing: "He told me he had nothing to live for. He said ‘I’ll be deported back to Nigeria. I’ve got no-one back there. I’ll be living in the slums."

He was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary after staff tried to revive him but died a week later.

The hearing also heard he had a string of previous convictions and that at the end of April he struggled to speak to a nurse because he was sobbing so hard.

An interim report by the Inspectorate of Prisons showed the institute was "making sufficient progress" since its last inspection in 2009.

Inspectors, who visited after Mr Balogan’s death, said they were pleased to see improvements in the management of vulnerable prisoners and that suicide and self-harm was "generally well-managed". But concerns were raised over dirty accommodation and the limited amount of time detainees spent outside their cells.

On Thursday, the jury recorded a verdict of misadventure.

Byron at 12:45 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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Ok
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micc at 01:07 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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I c
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Unikpearl at 01:16 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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Thats weird...he didnt remember that "when there's life,there's hope"
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beneno at 02:48 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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only the black out no job and bad roads,wen dey for naij and the guy dey see am for tv avery time no reach when the guy go take do that thing.RIP anyway  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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beneno at 02:49 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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only the black out no job and bad roads,wen dey for naij and the guy dey see am for tv every time no reach when the guy go take do that thing.RIP anyway  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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dlimelite at 02:59 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Sad Sad Undecided Undecided Embarrassed Embarrassed Cry Cry Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
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dlimelite at 03:01 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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Where there's life there's hope. Rest in peace
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beneno at 03:03 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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only the black out no job and bad roads,wen dey for naij and the guy dey see am for tv every time no reach when the guy go take do that thing.RIP anyway  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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ezchusa at 03:14 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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ezchusa at 03:14 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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aso4life1 at 03:16 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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hmmm! pathetic!

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arsenal123 at 03:40 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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beneno at 03:53 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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guy you do am well no deportation from heaven,i beg help me hala my grand parents when you reach diaaaaaaa Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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EmekaBlue at 04:03 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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Is Naija dat bad...shame on u bro
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nonsovin at 04:19 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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HE FORGOT THAT A LIVING DOG IS BETTER THAN A DEAD LION  Shocked  IT'S A PITY !
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toibeli at 04:54 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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No be people live for Nigeria so, Make him go rest in peace na..
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dickman2 at 06:22 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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chicanorose at 06:26 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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in as much as dere is life, deres gonna be hope. I knw coming back to naija was nt gonna be easy, but dat was nt enuf reason to take his own life. May his soul RIPP

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Ibinsgirl at 06:28 AM, 26 Jan 13 (4 years ago)
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Oga ooo
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