University of Sussex rooms occupied by protesters opposing deportation of Nigerian colleague

Students occupy rooms in protest

Students occupy rooms in protest

Students have occupied a university building in protest at the proposed deportation of one of their colleagues.

University of Sussex students have occupied rooms in Bramber House on the university’s Falmer campus.

Banners are being hung from windows in support of fellow student Luqman Onikosi and criticising home secretary Theresa May.

Mr Onikosi has been fighting against the threat of deportation for more than four years.

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Suffering from a life-threatening liver condition due to having contracted hepatitis B, an illness which killed two of his brothers, campaigners claim that he is certain to die if he returns to his native Nigeria.

In the latest twist of his campaign to stay he received a letter at the end of January, but dated May 2015, that his leave-to-remain application had been rejected.

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The University of Sussex has terminated his degree while he was still writing his dissertation.

Source: The Argus

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