Junior Bayode, has blasted UK authorities after learning he will be deported to Nigeria when he is released from jail, claiming he is not a Nigerian and has never being to Africa.
But the 22-year-old – whose mother is from Nigeria – blasted prison bosses over the decision to deport him when he is released in 2019.
Bayode, who was involved in the brutal stabbing of 15-year-old Sofyen Belamouadden in 2010, is serving his sentence after being given 11 years for manslaughter in 2013.
Bayode, who was born in Germany and came to Britain aged nine months, wrote to prisoners’ paper Inside Time from Moorland jail in Doncaster.
He claimed he is “struggling to understand” why he is going to be deported.
“I may not have been born here but all I know is the British way of life,” he said. “I have neither travelled nor been to any other country since I arrived in the UK over 20 years ago.”
“My past, my present and my future is firmly rooted in British soil, hence why I am struggling to understand why I have been served with a deportation order to a country I have never been to – Nigeria.”
Mr Belamouadden was chased down by a gang of around 20 youths from a rival school and viciously stabbed nine times in just 12 seconds in front of stunned commuters in Victoria Underground Station, London.
Five trials took place at the Old Bailey, which resulted in 17 convictions.
Bayode, of Streatham, South London, said the Home Office’s “deport first, appeal later” policy was designed to hit migration targets “regardless of human rights”.
He said: “I was distraught when I read on the order that I can only appeal after my deportation.”