A Nigerian man with a criminal record who was deported in 2006 tried to re-enter the United States through Derby Line. But the U.S. Border Patrol picked him up shortly after he walked across the Canadian border into Orleans County. According to federal court documents, Oyebode Michael Adewakun, 62, was arrested just after 2 a.m. on Jan. 6 as he traveled from Caswell Avenue in Derby Line in a silver SUV. Caswell Avenue runs parallel to the International Border. Adewakun was then taken to the Newport Border Patrol Station. “In the recorded interview, Adewakun admitted to paying a smuggler $3,500 U.S. Dollars and $1,000 Canadian Dollars to facilitate his illegal entry into the United States,” reads a report by Border Patrol Agent Jonathan Mayfield. “Adewakun admitted to illegally entering the United States. Adewakun stated that he left Canada because he was worried that the Canadian Government would deport him back to Nigeria. A search of Adewakun revealed approximately $14,000 U.S. Dollars.” Then an immigration records check was conducted. Adewakun was ordered removed from the United States in 2006, by an Immigration Judge in New York. Adewakun is now being held Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans. He has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of re-entry of deported aliens and illegal entry into the United States.
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