A High Court judge has stopped the deportation of a Nigerian national who is married to a Trinidadian.
Justice Jacqueline Wilson made the order on Saturday night hours before 37-year-old Onekachi Eke Aka Emmanuel was due to be deported along with a group of illegal immigrants from West Africa.
During the hearing of the emergency injunction, Emmanuel’s lawyers Criston J Williams and Shirvani Ramkissoon argued that his deportation would be unlawful as the Immigration Division took more than four and a half years to act.
The Government says it is still awaiting information from Venezuelan authorities with respect to the deportation of five Trinidad and Tobago national who served time in a Venezuelan prison for criminal offenses.
The Government has issued the following update on the matter.
Police are trying to locate a Jamaican national for deportation who was allowed to go free by an Arima Magistrate due to the non-appearance of an Airports Authority complainant.
The following is a statement from the Police Service:
"Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking to locate Jamaican national, Doray Damian East, who was denied entry into Trinidad and Tobago, by immigration authorities at Piarco International Airport, on February 24th, 2016, after his passport was found to have been tampered with.