‘Gay’ asylum seeker jailed for raping woman

‘Gay’ asylum seeker jailed for raping woman

Of all the crimes a ‘gay’ asylum seeker should get convicted for.

A 22-year-old man, who had claimed asylum in Ireland because he was gay, has been jailed raping a woman. Kenneth Udeh was sentenced to five years in prison for attacking the woman while she was on a night out in Waterford city centre.

Originally from Nigeria, he pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court in the city, for the incident that occurred in September 2014.

The court was told how the woman had met Udeh with a group of men smoking outside a pub in the early hours of the morning. After a brief chat, she went to leave when Udeh offered her a ride home and the two walked to where he claimed his car was. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, then said she was pushed to the ground where Udeh dropped his trousers and raped her. Shouting for help, a local man who was working late came to her help. He chased Udeh, but he managed to escape the man. After being traced by the Garda (police), he initially denied sexual contact, but changed his plea after his claim was contradicted by forensic evidence.

Udeh, who first came to Ireland in 2009, had been refused asylum twice and was in the process of appealing the second refusal. When he initially came to the country, he claimed he was a Christian living in a Muslim country and suffered persecution as a result. After being returned, he came to Ireland again claiming he was homosexual.

In a report read to the court, the unnamed woman said she was “violated” and that she no longer wanted to live after the rape. She added that it placed severe stress on her relationship and had given a bad impression of all black men, who she now feared. The woman said she didn’t believe that Udeh should be allowed to remain in the country, but Justice McCarthy said that was for the courts to decide.

On sentencing Udeh, he said the attack had a serious effect on the woman and backdated the five year sentence to reflect time he had already spent in custody.

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  1. Chandler B.
    March 02, 06:58 Reply

    And he just had to be Nigerian. Like my chances of getting asylum aren’t slim enough already.

  2. Dennis Macaulay
    March 02, 07:05 Reply

    There is the huge debate about straight people from Africa claiming asylum pretending to be gay mostly for economic reasons!

    They should include a polygraph test during the interviews

    • #Chestnut
      March 02, 10:04 Reply

      …Or a “pornograph” test; ppl have been known to cheat polygraphs.

  3. pete
    March 02, 07:18 Reply

    Otioooooo. Deport him back to Nigeria

  4. Khaleesi
    March 02, 07:45 Reply

    I can bet a substantial sum that this piece of scum isnt gay! He’s a straight man using homosexuality as a cover to gain asylum. I agree with DM, a polygraph test should be included … But there’s also a debate around which bounds ought not to be crossed in attempting to discover the true sexual orientations of asylum seekers …

    • Mandy
      March 02, 08:01 Reply

      You’re still betting that he’s not gay? He didn’t see a guy to get convicted over raping, it had to be a woman. Now all the hard work I’ve put into seeking my own asylum has been ruined. *sobbing*

  5. Jamie
    March 02, 08:14 Reply

    Umm…this could be the consequence of not knowing the difference between being gay or bisexual. I mean, if he was bisexual, and he went there and said he was GAY, then it means he has to stick to MEN ONLY.
    Whatever explanation he gives however, rape is foul. It’s inhumane and rash and crude!! Even though he might have een drunk when he did what he did, he still deserves to be punished for hurting someone. It’s the bad name he has given to Nigerians that’s my big problem now…

  6. Max 2.1
    March 02, 08:20 Reply

    Piece of scumbag.. Deport his ass

  7. #Chestnut
    March 02, 10:07 Reply

    Read this yesterday. Some homophobes are so myopic that it makes them stupid; they were dropping comments like “he finally realised that being gay is disgusting, u can’t cheat God’s true design…blah blah blah”, I was like,seriously? U guys really don’t see what happened here?

    • Colossus
      March 02, 11:10 Reply

      Leave them, so long as they think he is gay then he is worse than a rapist.

  8. BRYANNNN
    March 02, 13:52 Reply

    This post annoyed the hell outta me, what nonsense???? hiding under the umbrella of gay to seek asylum and getting a jail term for raping a woman……For once i thot being gay was unnatural and stinky???? something straights can neva degenerate to, no matter the situation…Pls!!! after serving your sentence, do 4get you have anoda 14yrs term down here, when ur animal self is finally repatriated….RUBBISH!!!!!

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