Friday, 30 November 2012

Nigerian Patient Wins Fight To Stay in UK


A NIGERIAN transplant patient who lives in Leeds and who claimed she would die within weeks if she was deported from the UK has said she is relieved that a judge has ruled she can stay.
Community volunteer Roseline Akhalu, 49, came to study at Leeds University in 2004 but was diagnosed with kidney failure soon after she arrived.
She had a successful transplant in 2009 but now needs regular hospital checks and will have to take immunosuppressant drugs for the rest of her life.
Her legal team has argued she would die within weeks if she was returned to Nigeria as she would never be able to afford the drugs that keep her alive.
Now her lawyers have confirmed Ms Akhalu found out on Thursday that her appeal against deportation has been successful.

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