Rapist Akindoyin Akinshipe The Victim Of A Daily Mail Witch Hunt
Mr Akinshipe may care to use the hotline. He is the subject of the Mail’s story:
Nigerian rapist who can’t be deported because EU judges say it would violate his right to family life
Jack Doyle and Lydia Warren report on this latest episode of the EU gone maaaaaaad:
A Nigerian rapist escaped deportation yesterday after European judges ruled he had a right to a ‘private life’ in Britain. Akindoyin Akinshipe, 24, was due to be sent home after losing appeal after appeal in the British courts over his jailing for an attack on a girl of 13. But in a staggering reversal yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights said this would breach his right to a ‘private and family life’.
He raped a child!
This is despite him not having a wife, long-term partner or children in the UK – factors which foreign criminals have used to stay here under Article 8 of the Human Rights Act. The panel of seven – including judges from Bosnia, Albania and Montenegro – said the court must protect his ‘social ties’ with Britain, which have grown while he resisted deportation.
Reading on we learn that Mr Skinshipe is “no longer a danger to the public“. The rape, though an appalling crime, has been his only criminal offence.
The Mail calls Tory MP Dominic Raab:
‘It is a warped notion of human rights that allows a convicted rapist to claim the right to family life to avoid deportation. Inflated human rights claims threaten our border controls. It is vital we reform the Strasbourg court as well as UK law to restore some common sense.”
The Mail cites the case of Aso Mohammed Ibrahim, who ran over and killed 12-year-old Amy Houston but successfully used Article 8 to stay in this country because he has fathered two children here.
The Mail’s angle is that all foreign-born villains are getting an easy ride.
In 2010 around 200 foreign criminals won the right to stay using Article 8, the right to a ‘private and family life’.
And then we get to the facts about Mr Akinshipe. You see, he came to the UK ageed 13.
He arrived in Britain in September 2000 with his two sisters to join his mother, who came four years earlier to work as a nurse. Just two years later, at the age of 15, he was convicted of raping the 13-year-old.
He was minor who raped a minor. And his crime was carried out nine years ago. He was sentened to four years prisons. He served just under two years, and was released on “good behaviour”.
A appeal to have him deported was blocked by a tribunal. Then a judge ruled that he should be forcibly sent to Nigeria.
But astonishingly, two years elapsed before the Home Office began action to deport him in September last year. In the meantime, he had obtained three A-levels, and he was about to finish a degree in economics and banking.
He then appealed to Strasbourg. The European judges, citing his education and employment record and lack of any further crimes, said that since his release his conduct has been ‘exemplary’.
Also his mother and sisters live in the UK. That might be what you call a family life?
The paper than askes James Slack to offer his view:
There are many, many reasons why this verdict is so disturbing. Yet again, it is proof that Strasbourg’s unaccountable judges – who most notoriously granted the vote to convicted UK prisoners – have zero respect for laws made by the British Parliament, or the verdicts of our courts. An immigration tribunal concluded it was in the public interest to deport this man and the Court of Appeal considered his appeal so flimsy it refused to even consider it. Yet that didn’t stop Strasbourg. The judges’ verdict shows they have utter contempt for the rights of Britain to protect its citizens from foreign criminals.
The story ends:
Do you know Akindoyin Akinshipe? Please call the Mail hotline on 0207 938 6372.
When does the news become a witch hunt..?