Tony Omos Case Postponed - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Tony Omos Case Postponed

Published April 8, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Althingi.is

Nigerian asylum seeker Tony Omos’ case against the Directorate of Immigration has been postponed until October 2014, reports RÚV.

The reason the case has been pushed is to allow for the investigation into Interior Minister Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir to conclude.

Hanna Birna and the Interior Ministry is under investigation for having leaked a memo last November to selected members of the press contending that Omos – who was facing deportation and in hiding from police at the time – was connected to a human trafficking case and that he is not actually the father of his girlfriend Evelyn Glory Joseph’s child. The document contended furthermore that Evelyn was pressured by Tony to say he is the child’s father.

None of these allegations turned out to be true and in addition to being deported, the false reports of Omos’ human trafficking involvement reached Nigeria and significantly damaged his reputation there.

Further Reading

Asylum Seeker Deported Without Warning

Interior Minister Responsible, Says International Law Expert

Seven Charges Submitted To Police Against Interior Minister

State Prosecutor Demands Answers From Interior Minister

Debate In Parliament Over Asylum Seeker Memo

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