Home Office set to deport transplant patient to Nigeria

Roseline Akhalu’s doctors warn she will die within weeks

Roseline Akhalu | Photo: Photo: John McLaughlin.

Doctors, clergy and parliamentarians have called upon home secretary Theresa May to stop the removal of kidney-transplant patient Roseline Akhalu to Nigeria.  Roseline, aged forty-nine, who lives in Headingley, Leeds, came to the UK in September 2004 on a student visa, having beaten fierce competition to win a Ford Foundation Scholarship. She fell dangerously ill in April 2005, was put on dialysis, and given a transplant in July 2009.

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