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Nigerian man in Germany being deported attacks policeman with knife

The 39-year-old Kingsley C. from Nigeria was supposed to leave Germany in 2017. But it wasn’t until October 2019 that Munich police officers moved out to enforce the deportation. The African struggled and attacked a female officer with a knife. Now a court official described the dramatic life and death struggle.

Kingsley C. has hardly any schooling, no job, not a word of German, no criminal record.

The allegations against him: attempted manslaughter, attempted dangerous bodily harm, resistance to law enforcement officers in a particularly serious case.

He is said to have violently opposed his deportation in Munich in 2019, taking six police officers by surprise. It is a miracle that no official was killed.

Kingsley C. does not have the right to reside permanently in Germany. You could also say: He has been living here illegally, and has been for six years since November 17th, 2014.

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He came through Greece , Macedonia, Serbia , Hungary , Italy , Switzerland. Kingsley C. told the German authorities that he had fled for religious reasons. In Nigeria, villagers had cast “evil spells” on his Christian family and threatened them massively. In court, the defendant demonstratively wears a long necklace with a cross.

A good two years after his arrival, the chapter on Europe seemed to be over for the now 39-year-old: In January 2017, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bamf) ordered his deportation to Nigeria and warned that the measure should be “immediate”.

But it was not until more than two and a half years later, on October 23, 2019, that the man’s repatriation should finally take place. A total of six police officers wanted to get Kingsley C. out of his girlfriend’s apartment in the Neuhausen district of Munich. In the end, the representatives of the state had to fear for their lives.