A Nigerian national was on April 5th given 24 hours to leave the Guyana (a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America) after he was reprimanded for illegally entering from Brazil.
Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan ordered Immanuel Dennis-Derry who lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to leave Guyana after he pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal entry. The city court heard that on March 27, at Lethem, Rupununi, Dennis-Derry, a trader, entered Guyana without presenting himself to an immigration officer.
Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers told the court that 24-year-old Dennis-Derry, although a Nigerian national, acquired citizenship in Brazil, where he is currently living. On March 27, Dennis-Derry came to Guyana in a vehicle and did not present himself to the nearest immigration officer, the prosecutor added.
Jeffers also told the court that Dennis-Derry was arrested in New Amsterdam, Berbice, where the police checked his passport and noticed that he hadn’t presented himself to an immigration officer.
Dennis-Derry was subsequently reprimanded and discharged by the Chief Magistrate, who gave him 24 hours to leave Guyana and go back to Brazil.
Source: Stabroek News, George Town, Guyana