A Nigerian man who was awarded $60,000 by an Ontario judge who ruled his Charter rights were violated by multiple lockdowns at a Milton jail is slated to be deported before he even gets his money.
Jamil Ogiamien, 46, was awarded the compensation by Superior Court Justice Douglas Gray in a decision in May. But the ruling is under appeal and not scheduled to be heard until February. Trouble is, Ogiamien has just found out he’s going to be kicked out of the country next Friday.
“I feel so oppressed. They must respect the law. They must respect the court,” Ogiamien told the Star in a phone interview from the Toronto East Detention Centre, accusing the government of pulling a fast one on him by scheduling his deportation months ahead of the appeal. He fears he will never see the money he feels is rightfully his. Read more