Refugee criminal freed in Canada

Deported criminal freed in Canada

Headingley Jail was where dangerous refugee criminal Jama was held after he was sent to Nairobi, Kenya, supposedly en route to Somalia. A few months later at a February 2010 hearing, he was amazingly found to be a low-risk to re-offend and released. (QMI Agency file photo)

Manhunt for freed refugee thug

WINNIPEG – A Somali refugee deemed by a federal judge to be too dangerous to stay in Canada and slated for deportation has been released in Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Sun has learned.

Mohamed Said Jama was supposed to be deported to Somalia last year after losing a lengthy court battle to block his deportation.

But Jama — who was convicted of assault with a weapon, aggravated assault and robbery — never made it to Somalia and was turned back to Canada because of concerns for his safety. He was detained for several months in Winnipeg but quietly released by Canada Border Services officials last month after an immigration and refugee board hearing deemed him safe to return to the community.

Jama was involved in a home invasion in 2004 when he stabbed a man in the face. Court documents show he had threatened jail guards while behind bars and promoted gang activity.

Border officials decided to deport Jama in December 2008. After numerous attempts to block the deportation, Jama was put on a plane and sent to Nairobi, Kenya, where he was scheduled to eventually travel to Bosaso, Somalia.

But according to transcripts from a November 2009 immigration and refugee board hearing, the company hired to charter a plane to Somalia cancelled the flight to Bosaso because they
could not guarantee Jama’s safety.

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