Michael Ematuwo who murdered his friend at age 13 faces deportation to Nigeria
Michael Ematuwo now 20 who accidentally murder is friend at the age of 13 is currently facing deportation from the UK. Michael accidentally killed Jahmal Mason-Blair when he was 13-year-old. Jahmal was trying to help Michael get his bicycle from an old youth who stole his bicycle. a fight broke out and Michael who was defending himself with a Knife accidental stab Jahmal in the neck.
According to report from DailyMail this is how it happened:
“He was 13 when a flick knife he was waving around to ward off another youth accidentally struck his friend Jahmal, 17, who was trying to stop the fight.
Jahmal, who had trials with Tottenham, Watford and Reading football clubs, bled to death from a severed artery in his neck. Ematuwo, of Hackney, east London, pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
The judge said he accepted that Ematuwo had not intended to harm anyone with the knife.
The court was told the defendant was born in Nigeria and had been sent to live with an aunt by his father. He had been befriended by Jahmal, who played for Borehamwood football club in Hertfordshire.
At the time, the court heard how an older boy had taken Ematuwo’s bicycle and he had gone with Jahmal to collect it but was attacked with a plank.
He took out the flick knife and was waving it around to frighten the other youth. Jahmal died ‘almost instantly’ after the stabbing in Hackney in May, 2009.”
Michael has been detained since 2009 and have been informed that his punishment will be compounded with a deportation to Nigeria. Michael Ematuwo is currently fighting against it.