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Nigerian man facing deportation, commits suicide in US immigration detention centre

A Nigerian man, Anthony Oluseye Akinyemi, in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in Maryland, died Saturday morning.
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The 56-year-old man died early Saturday morning after officials at the Worcester County Jail in Snow Hill found him unresponsive in his cell. .
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The agency said the preliminary cause of death appeared to be self-inflicted strangulation.
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ICE said Akinyemi had been in their custody for less than 24 hours and was in removal proceedings for failing to abide by the terms of his December 2017 non-immigrant visa.
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He was convicted last week in Baltimore City circuit court for a sex offense and assault of a minor in Baltimore. Akinyemi is at least the eighth person to die in ICE custody in 2019.

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