22 November 2012

Liberia: Four Liberians Deported for Criminal Acts

Four Liberians have been deported from the United States of America for various criminal offences. The four Liberian deportees are amongst 41 persons who are also part of the list of deportees.

According to our correspondent, the four Liberian deportees arrived at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

In October, the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) announced that 41 Liberians were expected to be deported from the United States but since then nothing has been heard about the deportees.

The Liberians, some of whom resided in the US for more than seven years, were recently processed by the American Government for deportation due to the commission of several criminal offenses ranging from Fraud, Terroristic Threat, Illegal Possession of Fire Arm and Theft of Property.

Quoting sources, our correspondent said the four deportees have since been released to the respective relatives but are reporting to the headquarters of BIN on a daily basis.

The Liberian deportees include Thomas Saye, James Fombat, Neewilly Johnson and Ghouchou Kaba

Although the BIN Communication Director, Abraham Dolley, did not confirm the latest arrival of deportees when this paper contacted him, but credible sources hinted that 37 other Liberians are also expected home very shortly.

It can be recalled that the Director Dolley told reporters recently that the deportees will not face any criminal prosecution in Liberia, because according to him, they have already served their sentences in the United States.

In December 2008, twenty-two persons were deported from the United States by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Former rebel leader of the defunct Liberia Peace Council (LPC) Dr. George E. S. Boley is one of those deported from the US early this year.

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