Monday, 20 August 2012

NIGERIAN STUDENT | OLAOLU SUNKANMI FEMI | FACING LIFE IMPRISONMENT IN UKRAINE | FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER | IN SELF DEFENSE

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Olaolu Sunki Femi, a Nigerian student based in the Ukraine, is facing life in prison for attempted murder.  But according to eye witnesses, Olaolu acted in self defense. 

Nigerian students in the Ukraine have been protesting his arrest calling it an act of racism.  There’s even a Facebook page where people can show support.

Two Nigerian students studying in Ukraine were physically assaulted in front of their apartment by a gang of Ukrainian racists on 5 November 2011, one of the young men identified as Olaolu Sunkanmi Femi and his friend who is still unidentified were attacked by the gang who then pulled them to the ground while hurling racist slurs at them.

According to eye witness account, Sunkanmi was said to have managed to get up and defended himself against the assailants with a glass from a broken bottle.

“It was while he was defending himself that police arrived at the scene and the Nigerian was subsequently arrested and charged with attempted murder of five people. The victim thus became an accused in a case which has become a media circus in Ukraine.

Ola Sunkanmi has since been remanded in detention by the Ukrainian police who refused to take the case to court citing unavailability of the police to get an interpreter for him.

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