JOLAND GIWA AKA DEXTER: A SERIOUS RISK TO SOCIETY– His name is Joland Giwa, or Dexter as he is often referred to.
Joland Giwa’s life is one of criminality and violence and yet despite serving time since a conviction in 2007 he is about to be set free among the public because the British authorities are unable to deport him.
During his original trial the police noted no less than 99 criminal charges against him, including robbery and violence.
Some time ago Joland Giwa released a YouTube video in which he openly boasts about being the ‘General’ of Croydon and that anyone stepping on his patch without permission would feel his wrath. Joland Giwa openly talks of ‘shanking’ (stabbing) a man in the head and another in the neck when his authority was challenged.
Joland Giwa is due to be released within the next couple of months and yet despite the police stating that releasing him will pose an ‘extreme’ danger to the public the Government are powerless to send him back to where he came from.
The Government to date has asked two African countries to take Joland Giwa; Nigeria and Sierra Leone, but both have refused the request as Joland Giwa is not a native to either country – or at least that’s their position.
A High Court judge, last month issued officials with a ruling that either they collate documents in which Joland Giwa can be deported or he must be freed into society.
“A thug on the streets of south London who is terrorising innocent Londoners and who is not even in the country legally should be removed.” Tory MP Douglas Carswell
Government critics have come out to admonish the Government for not being able to provide travel documents in order to deport Joland Giwa; they also state that this is a clear case where Human Rights and our involvement in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is clearly putting innocent members of the public at grave risk.
Police revealed how they witnessed a surge in violent crime in 2007, including stabbings, shootings, murder and other criminal activity that all led to one man – Joland Giwa.
Joland Giwa is not alone in the responsibility for boosting crime in Croydon, in fact his twin brother, Make Giwa who arrived illegally into Britain with his brother at the age of 10 from Nigeria, without parents or guardians, also has a string of convictions, including drugs smuggling.
Both Joland and Mak Giwa arrived in Britain in 1999 and applied for asylum. Both told officials that they were escaping worn torn Sierra Leone and that their parents had been killed in the conflict.
Despite their application for asylum both were refused but were granted temporary stay for four years – after which successive appeals resulted in ‘permanent leave’ being granted in 2005.
By the time that Joland Giwa and his brother had been granted permission to stay he had already been convicted of handling stolen goods. A life of crime against those who gave him food, shelter and safety was the only way that Joland Giwa was to repay the British taxpayer.
Despite Joland Giwa’s claims of being originally from Sierra Leone, the country is refusing to acknowledge his national identity. According to the Sierra Leone High Commission the information that Joland Giwa gave during an interview as to which ‘tribe’ he belonged to turned out to be false and that no such ‘tribe’ existed in Sierra Leone but rather it is possible that the tribe is Nigerian.
Claims were then put to the Nigerian authorities, however the Nigerian High Commission refused to accept his citizenship on similar grounds.
Will a deal be reached with Sierra Leonne? Currently a number of ‘closed door’ meetings have been set up for this week in which British and Sierra Leonne officials may be about to thrash out a deal in order for the British Government to be able to successfully deport Joland Giwa.
The suspicion here is that some deal will probably be made and with such a cost to the British taxpayer.
It could be argued that any amount of cash would be acceptable if it resulted in removing Joland Giwa from Britain; however the wider issue of abuse to the nation’s hospitality towards asylum seekers will certainly have a number of groups calling for the scraping of the Human Rights Act, pulling out of the European Convention on Human Rights and nailing shut the borders and refusing anyone the right to apply for asylum.
There is little doubt that once again British justice is shackled by our unwillingness to call for change. The report doesn’t say that Joland Giwa AKA Dexter was ever convicted for murder in which case he could have been executed if only we had the will to re-introduce the death penalty.
This is a clear case whereby the death penalty might not be a deterrent but it certainly wouldn’t have the public worried that someone of such a violent disposition would be allowed again to walk our streets freely – and in the process having to provide sufficient welfare to support his criminal activities.
A change in the law could have also resulted in a public flogging; again it might serve as no initial deterrent but for countries such as Singapore who impose caning as punishment they are clear in the view that few ever come back for a second dose.
The public will no doubt be furious but fury won’t solve issues such as these. We need decisive action and we need to tell our MPs that it’s time to change the law so that law and order can be reintroduced into British society so our streets are safe to walk.
If that means the death penalty or public floggings then so be it.
More on this story… Daily Mail