Former Canadian resident, civil activist and community crime fighter, Kemi Omololu Olunloyo may have stepped on some political toes in the country, culminating in her unceremonious deportation last August back to Nigeria.
Her deportation in August without proper explanation had raised some credibility questions on the Canadian Border Agency, with political activists and press organizations claiming they were unconvinced about the reason of her deportation which was linked to a failed asylum application.
Her charity activities and years of civil crime fighting a in Toronto Canada won her the admiration of thousands of immigrants regerring to her as the voice of the voiceless. Her activism had reduced the level of violence and civil disorder in Toronto where she had lived for five years.
When news broke out about her impending deportation last May, many had asked questions and with no specific reasons given, her sympathisers linked her situation to a failed prosecution in the United States where she had relocated to Canada. As the news of her deportation intensified, no specific reasons were given but the Canadian Press suggested she could be facing a botched asylum consideration.
On the eve of her departure, the only emerging facts came when a senior Canadian Immigration officer R. Mederios in her final Pre-Risk assessment thanked her for her service in Canada and advising her that Nigeria was no longer dangerous for her as a Journalist and therefore, she would not be given her requested status as a refuge applicant.
But now, it is emerging according to reports that her deportation had to do with her campaign for gun control in Canada. Kemi was overstretching her civil activism beyond her expected border, agitating for the scrapping of gun rights, which it was claimed had angered hardcore Canadians and many top government functionaries.
Ms Olunloyo opened up to a Candian radio station just as it emerged that she had won an African based honourary award for her activism especially in recognition of her gun control activities in Canada. Kemi was honoured at the 2nd Annual African entertainment Awards in Toronto, Canada last Saturday.
She was LIVE via phone from Nigeria on the Canada based Joe Warmington Late Shift show on Toronto’s Newstalk 1010 CFRB, Tuesday September 11th 2012 discussing about some facts about her deportation.
Kemi revealed that since her reaching Nigeria, many people in the Toronto community where she served as the voice of the voiceless have contacted her to reveal that her outspokenness and strong campaigns against guns and passionate fight for control, especially her views on the scrapped Canadian Federal Gun Registry had not gone down well with hardcore Canadians, and may have engendered her panned exit from the country.
According to her, top government officials on the eve of her departure had expressed their appreciation of her gun fighting activism as she was being forced out of Canada.
According to her, speaking to Warmington, a senior Canadian Immigration officer R. Mederios in her final Pre-Risk assessment had thanked her for her service advising her that Nigeria was no longer dangerous for her as a Journalist and therefore, she would not be given her requested status as a refugee applicant as she was denied permanent residency.
Known in the City of Toronto as “MsKemi” or “The Snitchlady”, Omololu-Olunloyo has helped Toronto Police with families of murdered victims in setting up appeal news conferences for them and making their voives heard as a community crime fighter. She has helped 13 families, help get eighteen arrests and six convictions, all for gun murders and various shootings in Toronto, Canada.
Omololu-Olunloyo was honored alongside other winners of a special Award on Saturday September 15th 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth Theater in Toronto, Canada. Even with an ARC (Authorization to return to Canada) she has declined and stood her ground never to return to Canada.
During the Award ceremony, a videotape acceptance speech was played in which she thanked all her fans and urged them to continue to go against gun crimes. She has now vowed to help Nigerian youths, promoting social activities and empowering them through music and social activities. Her award was taken on her behalf by her Agent and Publicist.
Just as she landed in Nigeria as Canada Border Agency carried out the threat, Toronto Sun, a Canadian National Newspaper wrote:”Those who worked with crime victim advocate Kemi Omolulu-Olunloyo over the last four years remain convinced the woman known online as the Snitch Lady saved lives.
Yet, Canada sent her packing back to Nigeria last weekend under a cloud of secrecy and deception and at a cost, she claims, of nearly $30,000. “It was a big waste of taxpayers’ money,” Omolulu-Olunloyo said Monday, claiming she received “VIP treatment all the way.” The self-proclaimed voice of victims described her deportation to her native country Friday as a “covert operation.”
The Toronto Sun first reported Omolulu-Olunloyo’s Aug. 17 arrest by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers following her failed refugee claim.
A few days later, the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) held a detention review behind closed doors in Milton, Ont., claiming they were unable to transport Omolulu-Olunloyo to a nearby location where her hearing would have been open to the public.
Those who worked with crime victim advocate Kemi Omolulu-Olunloyo over the last four years remain convinced the woman known online as the Snitch Lady saved lives. Yet, Canada sent her packing back to Nigeria last weekend under a cloud of secrecy and deception and at a cost, she claims, of nearly $30,000. “It was a big waste of taxpayers’ money,” Omolulu-Olunloyo said Monday, claiming she received “VIP treatment all the way.”