A suspected Nigerian drug baron in Kenya has been deported back to the country, making it the 2nd time he will be sent away from the East African country.
Nigerian drug baron deported for the 2nd time from Kenya
It is not clear how Mr Kelvin Adeshina Akinjiola, 33, returned to Kenya but the Department of Immigration Services confirmed to the Sunday Nation that the suspected drug baron was deported and arrested upon arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria.
“He was deported on Saturday and arrested upon arrival in Lagos, Nigeria,” Mr Alexandar Muteshi the Director of Immigration services told the local daily.
Security sources at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport told the local daily that the suspect was spotted at JKIA as late as Tuesday.
The local daily reported that following the arrest of Akinjiola, a former powerful police boss tried to influence officers at JKIA to release the suspect but his efforts were unsuccessful.
It’s alleged that the suspected drug baron is a well connected man.
According to local media reports, Akinjiola is a well-known figure in the city’s high-end entertainment joints where he openly hangs out with influential figures and often dishes out money.
He is also said to have armed bodyguards, known for carrying wads of money and drives expensive cars in the city.
In several instances, he is said to have recorded videos and posted them on his social media pages.