Seven Kenyan officials held in Lagos over deportee Chinedu


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Seven government officials and five airline crew have been detained in Nigeria for two weeks after they travelled to the country to deport Nigerian businessman Anthony Chinedu and two of his compatriots.

The officials from different government departments including foreign affairs, immigration and police, left Nairobi for Lagos in a chartered aeroplane on June 3 escorting the controversial businessman and two other Nigerians, Christopher Nnanyelu and Oluwatosin Adebiyi. The three had been declared prohibited immigrants in Kenya.

However, in a dramatic turn of events, the officials have not been allowed to leave Nigeria. They said authorities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos were holding them and their chartered East African Safari Express plane.

According to them, Nigerian authorities have insisted the Kenyans will not be allowed to fly out without the three men Kenya kicked out on drug trafficking claims.

Speaking to the Daily Nation from Nigeria on Sunday, one of the officials, who requested anonymity, said that attempts by the Kenyan embassy to secure their release had been unsuccessful.

Escorted deportees

Those stuck in Nigeria include Captain Tim Kavingo and his colleagues, flight engineer Alaka Ochieng’ and flight attendants George Kamau and Ismail Adan.

First officer Rokshanker Masoud, a Swede, is also affected.

The government officials who escorted the deportees were Mr Barasa Okosa, Mr Kariuki Ngugi, Mr Mungathia Muriira, Mr Pardala Dipason, Mr Kivuva Muthama, Mr Andrew Kambi and Mr Mutinda Kakindu.

A Nigerian journalist confirmed to the Nation that the aircraft was being held at the airport’s cargo air wing. The airline’s office in Nairobi did not return our calls on Sunday.
 
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Kenya walimfuga huyu nyoka miaka mingi tu...sasa keshakua mkubwa na anauma!
 
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Kenya walimfuga huyu nyoka miaka mingi tu...sasa keshakua mkubwa na anauma!
But, how is it possible that Nigeria can disown her citizens? May be Kenyan authorities should just accept them and put them behind bars for life especially if they are drug barons.
 
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According to them, Nigerian authorities have insisted the Kenyans will not be allowed to fly out without the three men Kenya kicked out on drug trafficking claims.

...... The airline's office in Nairobi did not return our calls on Sunday.
Huyu jambazi hata kwao hatakiwi....!

BTW: ByaseL - uwe unaweka na source...!
 
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But, how is it possible that Nigeria can disown her citizens? May be Kenyan authorities should just accept them and put them behind bars for life especially if they are drug barons.

I believe there is more to this thing than meets the eye sir. Sample this then ask yourself how much clout does this dude have to be making such demands from jail?...Is he the authority that can sanction the release of the KE personel or is it supposed to be the Nigerian Govt?:

Chinedu now demands pay for officials' release



Deported Nigerian Anthony Chinedu on Monday demanded full payment of his investments in Kenya before seven officials and the chattered aircraft held at a Lagos airport are released.

By AGGREY MUTAMBO amutambo@ke.nationmedia.com
Posted Monday, June 17 2013 at 23:30

In Summary

  • Nigerian says he wants full payment for his investments in Kenya
  • Seven officials and five airline crew held in Lagos

Deported Nigerian Anthony Chinedu on Monday demanded full payment of his investments in Kenya before seven officials and the chattered aircraft held at a Lagos airport are released.

New details are emerging on how Kenyan officials who accompanied Mr Chinedu and two other Nigerians deported two weeks ago spent the night in their aircraft because they were not allowed to leave.

Mr Chinedu, speaking to the Nation on phone from Leki Beach, Lagos, claimed:
"I am the official of the government of Nigeria. The aircraft is now mine, it is waiting for me at the airport," he said, adding: "All I want is my money, and without these guys being detained here, I won't get my money. But you can rest assured they are safe, they are eating well."

The Kenyans and a Swedish pilot - five crew and seven security and immigration officials - flew with the three Nigerians kicked out on drug trafficking claims to Lagos, but were not allowed to leave.

On Monday, one of the detained officials claimed they slept in the aircraft and ate spoilt food because they were considered illegal entrants. They contacted the High Commission when they realised the issue was getting out of hand.

"We were only allowed out in the evening the next day because embassy (Kenyan High Commission) officials had come in," one of the officials said.

When contacted, an official at the Nigerian High Commission in Kenya said the group was currently staying at the Park View Astoria Hotel in the Ikoyi suburb of Lagos.

Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed said the matter was being handled, but declined to give more details.

Her Internal Coordination counterpart, Mr Joseph ole Lenku, under whose docket Immigration lies, said: These are delicate negotiations between the two countries. Until something comes out of it, we cannot give you the details. However, the government is doing everything it can."


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I believe there is more to this thing than meets the eye sir. Sample this then ask yourself how much clout does this dude have to be making such demands from jail?...Is he the authority that can sanction the release of the KE personel or is it supposed to be the Nigerian Govt?:

Chinedu now demands pay for officials' release



Deported Nigerian Anthony Chinedu on Monday demanded full payment of his investments in Kenya before seven officials and the chattered aircraft held at a Lagos airport are released.

By AGGREY MUTAMBO amutambo@ke.nationmedia.com
Posted Monday, June 17 2013 at 23:30

In Summary

  • Nigerian says he wants full payment for his investments in Kenya
  • Seven officials and five airline crew held in Lagos

Deported Nigerian Anthony Chinedu on Monday demanded full payment of his investments in Kenya before seven officials and the chattered aircraft held at a Lagos airport are released.

New details are emerging on how Kenyan officials who accompanied Mr Chinedu and two other Nigerians deported two weeks ago spent the night in their aircraft because they were not allowed to leave.

Mr Chinedu, speaking to the Nation on phone from Leki Beach, Lagos, claimed:
"I am the official of the government of Nigeria. The aircraft is now mine, it is waiting for me at the airport," he said, adding: "All I want is my money, and without these guys being detained here, I won't get my money. But you can rest assured they are safe, they are eating well."

The Kenyans and a Swedish pilot - five crew and seven security and immigration officials - flew with the three Nigerians kicked out on drug trafficking claims to Lagos, but were not allowed to leave.

On Monday, one of the detained officials claimed they slept in the aircraft and ate spoilt food because they were considered illegal entrants. They contacted the High Commission when they realised the issue was getting out of hand.

"We were only allowed out in the evening the next day because embassy (Kenyan High Commission) officials had come in," one of the officials said.

When contacted, an official at the Nigerian High Commission in Kenya said the group was currently staying at the Park View Astoria Hotel in the Ikoyi suburb of Lagos.

Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed said the matter was being handled, but declined to give more details.

Her Internal Coordination counterpart, Mr Joseph ole Lenku, under whose docket Immigration lies, said: These are delicate negotiations between the two countries. Until something comes out of it, we cannot give you the details. However, the government is doing everything it can."


Chinedu now demands pay for officials
You are right, let's wait to see how the saga unfolds.
 
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It’s 11.45am at the Deepwest Resort Club. Anthony Chinedu and Joyce Akinyi, the estranged couple exchange bitter words and a blow is thrown to mark a return to their feuding ways.And this time, the feud is about property.


Ms Akinyi, who only two days ago arrived in the country after a spell in an Indian jail, announced her return with a dramatic confrontation with her estranged Nigerian husband, Chinedu.The scene, reminiscent of the famous love-hate scenes of Nigerian movies so popular in Kenyan, lasted the better part of Tuesday.



The supporting cast of Kenyans followed every unfolding scene from the fence of the club at the centre of ownership tussle between the couple. It was a free movie after all, and not even verbal threats from Akinyi’s male relatives would force wananchi to leave the scene.


Journalists, eager to capture every move, clicked their cameras away, recording every action.


The daylight drama was the climax of a night-long standoff the previous day when Akinyi stormed the club to reclaim it from an investor Mr Chinedu apparently leased it. Things happen while you are away.


A police operation that lasted four hours curtain-raised the main drama. Lang’ata police officer Patrick Mang’oli, said: “We were looking for anything and everything, including drugs.”


The goods — motorcycle tyres and tubes removed from the room and strewn on the parking yard — were clearly not what police were after. Still, they were screened for drugs and turned inside out — in vain.
 
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Chinedu now demands pay for officials’ release


Deported Nigerian Anthony Chinedu on Monday demanded full payment of his investments in Kenya before seven officials and a plane held at a Lagos airport are released.


  • Nigerian says he wants full payment for his investments in Kenya



  • Seven officials and five airline crew held in Lagos

Deported Nigerian Anthony Chinedu on Monday demanded full payment of his investments in Kenya before seven officials and a plane held at a Lagos airport are released.

New details are emerging on how Kenyan officials who accompanied Mr Chinedu and two other Nigerians deported two weeks ago spent the night in their aircraft because they were not allowed to leave.

Mr Chinedu, speaking to the Nation on phone from Leki Beach, Lagos, claimed: “I am the official of the government of Nigeria. The aircraft is now mine, it is waiting for me at the airport,” he said, adding: “All I want is my money, and without these guys being detained here, I won’t get my money. But you can rest assured they are safe, they are eating well.”

The Kenyans and a Swedish pilot — five crew and seven security and immigration officials — flew with the three Nigerians kicked out on drug trafficking claims to Lagos, but were not allowed to leave.
On Monday, one of the detained officials claimed they slept in the aircraft and ate spoilt food because they were considered illegal entrants. They contacted the High Commission when they realised the issue was getting out of hand.

“We were only allowed out in the evening the next day because embassy (Kenyan High Commission) officials had come in,” one of the officials said.

When contacted, an official at the Nigerian High Commission in Kenya said the group was currently staying at the Park View Astoria Hotel in the Ikoyi suburb of Lagos.

Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed said the matter was being handled, but declined to give more details.

Her Internal Coordination counterpart, Mr Joseph ole Lenku, under whose docket Immigration lies, said: These are delicate negotiations between the two countries. Until something comes out of it, we cannot give you the details. However, the government is doing everything it can.”

Source: Chinedu now demands pay for officials

My take:


Kenyatta's administration should have consulted Nigerian government (NG) before deporting that drug dealer, “allegedly." It will be interesting to see how this issue will be resolved. I listened on KTN today; Chinedu was laughing and claimed to have clout in current NG. All in all, this dispute shows that if you have money in Nigeria, regardless of how you got , then you can call the shots. Frankly, speaking the level of corruption in that country is appalling.
 
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Who is Chinedu to the Nigerian government? He seems to hold sway there.
 
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This man seems to have very strong connections with international drug-lords. When you see someone display such arrogance, there must be powerful people handling him. The governmet led by foreign affairs ministry and ms. Amina took the right step. I always knew when a just government sets in to govern, many heads will roll, chinedu being on of them.

The soap opera does not end there him and his kenyan wife, akinyi very recently had a stint in an indian jail, we still do not know why. I suggest these nigerian bustards be deported home one by one. We cannot accept this type of culture to take root in our nation. And if they go on this way, they have more to lose than those kenyans they are holding hostage.
 
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There is absolutely no logic, You are deporting someone who is making demands of which state in nigeria to land, the type of air-craft to be carried in and in the end get trapped! Wakenya nao wanapenda vya bure, hao maafisa walidhani chinedu atawaandalia chai watakapofika nigeria kumbe kawasetia mtego. nchi ya kitu kidogo,TKK, joy-riders.. nk..bure kabisa. let this act as a lesson. This man made headlines, being payed tax-payers money, whatever he was accomplishing in kenya we do not know. The truth shall be known
 
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But, how is it possible that Nigeria can disown her citizens? May be Kenyan authorities should just accept them and put them behind bars for life especially if they are drug barons.
Yeah; Instead of allowing 7 of its own citizens and the aircraft to to suffer, Kenya should recall the team back to Kenya and send this drug baron Chinedu & co; to kamiti maximum prison for the rest of his life! why not?
 
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But, how is it possible that Nigeria can disown her citizens? May be Kenyan authorities should just accept them and put them behind bars for life especially if they are drug barons.
They do not have any evidence to put him behind bars. This is the shame for Kenya
 
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Yeah; Instead of allowing 7 of its own citizens and the aircraft to to suffer, Kenya should recall the team back to Kenya and send this drug baron Chinedu & co; to kamiti maximum prison for the rest of his life! why not?
No evidence against the guy to send him to prison. If you heard attorney general kenya said the move to deport him was ilegal, even foreign affairs ministry in kenya said they did not approve such things. Now they are trying to figure out who authorised that action.
 
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Even by Africa’s very high standards for the bizarre, the saga over Kenya’s deportation two weeks ago of controversial Nigerian businessman Anthony Chinedu takes the biscuit.

The Nigerian authorities have said Chinedu, two other Nigerians with whom he was deported, the crew of the chartered plane — which includes a Swedish pilot — used to take the Nigerian trio back home, can only leave if they take the deportees back with them to Kenya.

Chinedu is talking big, saying things like the chartered plane is now his, and that unless the Kenya Government compensates him the money he has lost, it will not return.

He is wrong if he thinks any of this is about him. It is about how Nigeria sees itself in Africa and the world.

It is Africa’s most populous nation at 150 million, and has produced some of the most world renowned Africans — Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, name it.

It has some of Africa’s most educated people. In a few years, it will overtake South Africa to become Africa’s largest economy.

Though its international image has been tarred by its rank corruption, its 419 fraudsters, and more recently, by extremist violence at home, Nigeria still expects to be treated with respect.

In fact, precisely because of those negatives, it has become more sensitive to what it considers national humiliation.

And no country in Africa is as unafraid to retaliate in these matters as Nigeria is (I guess followed by Rwanda and Ethiopia, in that order).

Last year South Africa deported 125 Nigerians for allegedly possessing fake yellow fever certificates.

A few hours later, a South African Airlines flight landed at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Nigeria promptly bundled the 28 South Africans who were on board back to Johannesburg.

In one incident alone in May last year, it deported 45 Chinese for allegedly being involved in “economic scavenging” (only the Nigerians would come up with a crime like that).

And what is that? Engaging in petty trade.

It is understandable why Nigeria would want to be taken seriously. Kenya’s economy is smaller than that of Lagos.

By the end of this year, Lagos will surpass Cairo as Africa’s largest city. Nigeria has nearly 120 million mobile phone subscribers, almost the entire population of East Africa.

A friend who deals in mobile phones tells me he went into a shop in Dubai to buy about 50 phones, when a Nigerian dealer entered.

He was kicked out, and the shop put up a “Closed” sign. The Nigerian had ordered “all” the phones on display and in the shop’s stores.

Last year, the BBC reported, Nigerians almost single-handedly saved London’s High Street retailers.
 
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It's 11.45am at the Deepwest Resort Club. Anthony Chinedu and Joyce Akinyi, the estranged couple exchange bitter words and a blow is thrown to mark a return to their feuding ways.And this time, the feud is about property.​

Property


Chinedu has been embroiled in a tussle over control of property with his estranged wife Joyce Akinyi and had asked the court to wind up their business in the city and the proceeds shared between them.

The rival couple has court cases relating to their various properties and custody of their two children.

Chinedu has also in the past fought deportation charges by authorities and succeeded.

Akinyi had in 2010 asked for the deportation of Chinedu on grounds that he was a danger to Kenya.

She wrote asking that "swift action will be taken to ensure Kenyans are safe from any activities that Chinedu is alleged to have been involved in".

There are close to seven cases between Akinyi and Chinedu pending in court.

Former Immigration minister Gideon Konchella on June 19, 2007 directed that Chinedu be deported because he "is one of several foreigners in this country involved in the commission of serious crimes involving trade in narcotics and money laundering".

However, Chinedu moved to court on June 13, 2008 to stop his deportation.

Ms Akinyi, who only two days ago arrived in the country after a spell in an Indian jail, announced her return with a dramatic confrontation with her estranged Nigerian husband, Chinedu.
The scene, reminiscent of the famous love-hate scenes of Nigerian movies so popular in Kenyan, lasted the better part of Tuesday.

The supporting cast of Kenyans followed every unfolding scene from the fence of the club at the centre of ownership tussle between the couple. It was a free movie after all, and not even verbal threats from Akinyi's male relatives would force wananchi to leave the scene.

Journalists, eager to capture every move, clicked their cameras away, recording every action.


The daylight drama was the climax of a night-long standoff the previous day when Akinyi stormed the club to reclaim it from an investor Mr Chinedu apparently leased it. Things happen while you are away.
 
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Even by Africa's very high standards for the bizarre, the saga over Kenya's deportation two weeks ago of controversial Nigerian businessman Anthony Chinedu takes the biscuit.

The Nigerian authorities have said Chinedu, two other Nigerians with whom he was deported, the crew of the chartered plane - which includes a Swedish pilot - used to take the Nigerian trio back home, can only leave if they take the deportees back with them to Kenya.

Chinedu is talking big, saying things like the chartered plane is now his, and that unless the Kenya Government compensates him the money he has lost, it will not return.

He is wrong if he thinks any of this is about him. It is about how Nigeria sees itself in Africa and the world.

It is Africa's most populous nation at 150 million, and has produced some of the most world renowned Africans - Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, name it.

It has some of Africa's most educated people. In a few years, it will overtake South Africa to become Africa's largest economy.

Though its international image has been tarred by its rank corruption, its 419 fraudsters, and more recently, by extremist violence at home, Nigeria still expects to be treated with respect.

In fact, precisely because of those negatives, it has become more sensitive to what it considers national humiliation.

And no country in Africa is as unafraid to retaliate in these matters as Nigeria is (I guess followed by Rwanda and Ethiopia, in that order).

Last year South Africa deported 125 Nigerians for allegedly possessing fake yellow fever certificates.

A few hours later, a South African Airlines flight landed at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Nigeria promptly bundled the 28 South Africans who were on board back to Johannesburg.

In one incident alone in May last year, it deported 45 Chinese for allegedly being involved in "economic scavenging" (only the Nigerians would come up with a crime like that).

And what is that? Engaging in petty trade.

It is understandable why Nigeria would want to be taken seriously. Kenya's economy is smaller than that of Lagos.

By the end of this year, Lagos will surpass Cairo as Africa's largest city. Nigeria has nearly 120 million mobile phone subscribers, almost the entire population of East Africa.

A friend who deals in mobile phones tells me he went into a shop in Dubai to buy about 50 phones, when a Nigerian dealer entered.

He was kicked out, and the shop put up a "Closed" sign. The Nigerian had ordered "all" the phones on display and in the shop's stores.

Last year, the BBC reported, Nigerians almost single-handedly saved London's High Street retailers.
.........And the point is?
 

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