Former Head of State’s son freed after 22yrs in US jail

Former Head of State’s son freed after 22yrs in US jail

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has confirmed that Musa Jack Ngonadi, believed to be the son of a former Nigerian military Head of State (name withheld), is still in its custody awaiting final deportation any moment from now.

Musa Ngonadi, 45, son of a former Nigerian military ruler and late Edith Ike Okongwu, was jailed for 40 years in the US for his involvement with a drug cartel in 1993 at the age of 23.

Following his release, THISDAY maintained a close contact with Virginia Kice, Western Regional Communications Director and spokesperson of ICE, as well as James Schwab, who handles media inquiries for the agency in northern California regarding the fate of Ngonadi and other possible Nigerian ex-convicts after immigrant advocates expressed worry that ex-convicts transfer to ICE might be indicative they would not receive due process as they prepare for their deportation. Read more

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