Nigerian Woman Married To British Fights For Life After Attempting Suicide Over

Date: 24-04-2013 9:37 pm (11 years ago) | Author: franel
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- at 24-04-2013 09:37 PM (11 years ago)
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«§» 24 April 2013

An asylum seeker who is married to a British man is fighting for her life in hospital after an overdose just days before she was due to be sent back to Nigeria.



May Brown, a 19-year-old college student, fled to Britain from Nigeria three years ago after witnessing her father’s murder and being subjected to segxwal abuse.

She settled in Weymouth, Dorset, where she met her husband, Michael Brown, 12 months ago and the couple married last December.

Mrs Brown, who was a games maker at last summer’s Olympics and has two university offers to study law, applied to stay in the UK but despite her marriage her application was rejected.

Mr Brown, 34, said UK Border Agency officials believe their marriage to be a ‘sham’ with no ‘emotional attachment’.

His wife was told she would be flown back to Nigeria tomorrow.

She was so distressed at the prospect of returning to her home country she took an overdose of medication.

Her mother-in-law, Helen-Claire Brown, found her collapsed on the bathroom floor on Monday morning with a note to her husband saying she ‘couldn’t live without him’.



The teenager was rushed to the Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester where she remains in a coma in intensive care.

May wrote: ‘I am deeply sorry that I had to go this way, without even saying goodbye.

‘The UK immigration has finally driven me insane. They’ve pushed me too far this time and I can’t take the pain any more.

‘I don’t want a life or a future you won’t be part of. I love you so much, more than life itself and can’t endure the agony of not being with you.

‘Please forgive me for ending it this way. It’s better to die with my dignity than be subjected to torture and undignified death back in Nigeria.’

Before she took the overdose, May had said she feared her abusers would kill her if she returned to Nigeria because she witnessed her father’s death.

She said: ‘If they send me back to Nigeria they are signing my death warrant, they will cut my life short because I will be killed.

‘I have found peace with Michael, he gave me a reason to live. I have got a family here and we don’t claim any benefits.

‘Michael works and I am studying to become a barrister, we have not harmed anybody.’

Mr Brown, a former soldier who now works for a removals company, insisted the couple’s marriage was genuine and slammed the UK Border Agency for its treatment of his wife.

He said: ‘May is the most beautiful, kindest, loving person I have ever met. I can’t live with myself if anything happens to her.

‘She is the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with and you can’t pretend something like that.

‘All we want is a life together. But I’m so angry that is being taken away from us.’

Mother-in-law Helen-Claire, 59, added: ‘May is a part of our family and the way the immigration service has treated her is so, so wrong and heartless.

‘She came here on a student visa and has applied for asylum because she fears for her life if she goes back.

‘What kind of world do we live in when a 19-year-old girl who has been through so much already feels she has no other choice but to kill herself?’

Miss Brown is studying public affairs at Weymouth College and hopes to go to university and become a barrister.

A Home Office spokesman said: ‘We cannot comment in detail on this case while legal proceedings are ongoing.

‘In cases where people are found to have no right to remain in the UK they should leave voluntarily or face removal.’


Posted: at 24-04-2013 09:37 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
- chikeze at 24-04-2013 10:08 PM (11 years ago)
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why didnt she succeed in killing herself? u wan kill yourself simply bcos dey wanna send u back to your country. Msheew! SMH Angry
Posted: at 24-04-2013 10:08 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- richiestone at 24-04-2013 10:35 PM (11 years ago)
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Is Nigeria that bad for her  To wana také her  Own like?. Life is precious, lagger than  Uk.
Posted: at 24-04-2013 10:35 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- nzewyte at 24-04-2013 11:44 PM (11 years ago)
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Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

Posted: at 24-04-2013 11:44 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dlimelite at 25-04-2013 02:09 AM (11 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 25-04-2013 02:09 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- dlimelite at 25-04-2013 02:09 AM (11 years ago)
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So sad. But if Nigeria was a good country, fellow Nigerians wont mind being deported.
Posted: at 25-04-2013 02:09 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- steve232 at 25-04-2013 02:14 AM (11 years ago)
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hmmmm sorry dear it is well.. i dey feel you cos naija no easy ooh Sad Sad
Posted: at 25-04-2013 02:14 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- steve232 at 25-04-2013 02:16 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: dlimelite on 25-04-2013 02:09 AM
So sad. But if Nigeria was a good country, fellow Nigerians wont mind being deported.
true talk my dear
Posted: at 25-04-2013 02:16 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- steve232 at 25-04-2013 02:18 AM (11 years ago)
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may GOD help my motherland naija Amen
Posted: at 25-04-2013 02:18 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- arsenal123 at 25-04-2013 02:29 AM (11 years ago)
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Hhhhhmmmmm..So it has gotten to this length?..Naija na wa ooooooo....
Posted: at 25-04-2013 02:29 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kingcalors at 25-04-2013 03:05 AM (11 years ago)
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She dey form oooo! We know sey she no wan kill herself. Why didnt she drink acid or use knife chuk her belle? Abi she think set we be MUMU
Posted: at 25-04-2013 03:05 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- papadip at 25-04-2013 03:12 AM (11 years ago)
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I am saddened….. Just could not bear it. My condolence to her family….
May her Soul Rest in Peace…..
Posted: at 25-04-2013 03:12 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bobnel20 at 25-04-2013 03:14 AM (11 years ago)
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SO SAD,
Posted: at 25-04-2013 03:14 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- papadip at 25-04-2013 03:19 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: kingcalors on 25-04-2013 03:05 AM
She dey form oooo! We know sey she no wan kill herself. Why didnt she drink acid or use knife chuk her belle? Abi she think set we be MUMU

Are you real or out of your mind…? What are you trying to say?
Someone is dead here…. Are you MuMu?
Posted: at 25-04-2013 03:19 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- papadip at 25-04-2013 03:45 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: papadip on 25-04-2013 03:12 AM
I am saddened….. Just could not bear it. My condolence to her family….
[color=navy]May her Soul Rest in Peace[/color]…..


Wrong post.....
Posted: at 25-04-2013 03:45 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- papadip at 25-04-2013 03:47 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: papadip on 25-04-2013 03:19 AM
Are you real or out of your mind…? What are you trying to say?
Someone is dead here…. Are you MuMu?
Wrong post
Posted: at 25-04-2013 03:47 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- papadip at 25-04-2013 03:50 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: papadip on 25-04-2013 03:12 AM
I am saddened….. Just could not bear it. My condolence to her family….
May her Soul Rest in Peace…..

Posted: at 25-04-2013 03:50 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dlimelite at 25-04-2013 04:40 AM (11 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin lmao. She "attempted" suicide but she didn't die.
Posted: at 25-04-2013 04:40 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- papadip at 25-04-2013 04:43 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: dlimelite on 25-04-2013 04:40 AM
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin lmao. She "attempted" suicide but she didn't die.

 Grin ....Thank god she is alive....
Posted: at 25-04-2013 04:43 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dlimelite at 25-04-2013 04:47 AM (11 years ago)
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Thank God & I hope she doesn't try it again.
Posted: at 25-04-2013 04:47 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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