"You Will Have To Carry Me Like A Dead Man" - Nigerian Man Who Said This Ahead Of Deportation Dies

Published 1 year ago by: Dammy Olutayo
at 09:14 PM, 15/08/2018 (1 year ago)

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Bolante Alo, the Nigerian man who died after an altercation with Canada border services officers last week, promised he wouldn’t go quietly if ordered out of the country, his detention hearing documents show.


Evidence submitted by Kenzie Wingert at the first of Alo’s two detention hearings outlines how his refusal to co-operate with any potential deportation order escalated over time.

“You will have to carry me like a dead man, because I’m not going to my death,” Alo is quoted as saying in evidentiary documents submitted by Wingert — the legal counsel representing minister of public safety and emergency preparedness Ralph Goodale — on July 26 at Alo’s first detention hearing.

By that point, Alo had been detained for 48 hours. This was his first detention hearing, administered by the immigration division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.

Alo died Aug. 7 after an altercation with Canada Border Services Agency officers while on a KLM airlines plane bound for Amsterdam. The plane hadn’t yet departed Calgary’s airport when the 49-year-old Alo went into medical distress; he was pronounced dead at Peter Lougheed hospital about 90 minutes later.

Wingert drew attention to two statements in the documents she submitted for Alo’s July 26 hearing. The first: “On that day (of deportation), I will be the dog on a leash, and you will have to drag me through fire. I am a dead man. I have nothing to lose.” The second: “I understand that you have concerns that I will cause an issue that will disrupt my removal. You are absolutely correct about this. I will cause a big issue and will not go.”

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slimber at 10:01 PM, 15/08/2018 (1 year ago)
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RIP
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angesco at 08:34 AM, 16/08/2018 (1 year ago)
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When a Nigerian tells the world he would rather be treated like “A DOG ON A LEASH”  in a FORIEGN land than be RETURNED to his country of origin - NIGERIA - it tells BAD  on us as a nation!

Why  was he afraid of returning to his country of birth?

This is why we see other Nigerians risking their lives crossing the Sahara to get to Libya - where they ARE treated like dogs.

What is the government doing?

There is NO patriotism.

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