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Immigration officer charged for permitting deported Nigerian drug dealer back

An immigration officer accused of permitting a Nigerian national who had been deported alongside controversial businessman, Antony Chinedu, after being declared an illegal immigrant alongside 23 others has been charged.

Mr Edward Kabiu Njau, who appeared before Milimani Law Courts Resident Magistrate Ms T N  Sinkiyian, denied the charge.

Assistant Director of Immigration Mr D N Wambilyanga told the court that Mr Anaeke Chimezie, who had been deported alongside Mr Antony Chinedu amongst other known drug kingpins, sneaked back into the country through the border post of Namanga in Kajiado County on July 9 2013.

Mr Wambilyanga presented to the court a list of those persons who had been deported with Mr Chimezie listed number 2.

Immigration Officers who escorted Mr Chinedu to Nigeria were detained and the plane they had hired was also detained until the government of Kenya intervened.

Magistrate Sinkiyian set the date of mentioning of the case for December 8, 2016.