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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Oscar nominated actor Barkhad Abdi stopped by immigration over ciminal past

Oscar nominated actor and BAFTA winner Somali-born Barkhad Abdi was stopped by immigration on returning to the US last month after he traveled to London to accept his BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his first movie role in Captain Philips.

The former limo driver was stopped by US customs officials because of his lengthy criminal record which includes drug possession, card fraud and giving police fake name. He was jailed twice for the offences back in 2012.

Star Tribune reports that Barkhad now faces a hearing with Customs and Border protection this week that carries the possibility of deportation. However, a source told the newspaper said it was unlikely that the 28 year old, who is a permanent legal resident in the U.S, would be deported since customs officials usually only do that in the most serious cases.

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whites always hating on blacks for no just cause

Bonario Pikin said...

America law self,maybe d dude don change na

Alloy Chikezie said...

The guy look like a criminal for real


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Anonymous said...

Sins of d past, u can never get away wit it... Pele my bro,face d law. ¤Su°cre®

Anonymous said...

No wonder, he played the role of 'Muse' to the heart...a very brilliant character

Anonymous said...

=NAWA OOOO,DS USA NO DEY CHOP SHIT @ALLL. EVEN IF NA D GUY PAST ND D FACT DT HE IS A LEGAL RESIDENT,DEM NO SEND.

Eugenia Ekeji said...

He sure looks like a criminal with eze ewu.

merit micheal said...

Its a pity.

Dee Tee said...

Hmmm

dimcy said...

Ciminal lindodo

hilary obiorah said...

Guess your past eventually catches up on you! That's quite a rap sheet.

Anonymous said...

this guy makes me so 'unproud' of my African and black roots whenever I see him. how can he after living in the USA for years still look like this. I'm so sorry, but his looks don't enter Hollywood. he still looks like any Somalian refugee

@edDREAMZ said...

Past crimes..... This is really great if the crimes levied against him was actually committed by him......
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

@edDREAMZ said...

I wish same thing will be happening in naija.....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

SYLVESTER CHIAGOROM said...

Tats how it is...as far as ur black and ur from Africa,ur sins can never be forgiven

Okoro said...

That hair cut tho!

dorcas akpan said...

Awww,,,its just a pity,but I guess he's no longer a criminal or however they put it...they should allow him be,,he deserves a second chance...

Make-Up by Teju Tobun said...

Omolomo, he didn't know he will act na, he was on hustle before, they should free him.

Anonymous said...

Come who you be sef am sure u ave not been to the airport before let alone enter plane so he shld go and bleach abi or take drugs to grow fat may be when u eventually enter yankee u will go for plastic sugrey to remove. That ijebu tribal mark ur face so no one will knoww u are a yoruba goat anyway jst so u know pple frm somalia always look that way cos that's how God created them and am proud of him

Anonymous said...

He's not black, the word black refers to west Africans or people known as congoid, he's East African.

Anonymous said...

Why are you full of hate? You need deliverance.

Anonymous said...

You are quite daft! So what is he? Caucasian? So a Caucasian looking at him won't refer to him as black??

Anonymous said...

How? Wth are you saying?

Titilope Salami said...

Atleast he's now acting and he's no longa a criminal.

Anonymous said...

The world lifts you up only to bring you crashing down...

Anonymous said...

Make the custom officials free Muse jare!

Anonymous said...

Anon 628pm you must be a self hating ignoramus. Get an education.

Anonymous said...

My roommate is Somalian, she refers to herself as black, so do her family members and other Somalian friends., Mr/Miss I-Too-Know

Anonymous said...

Give him time. Or how did p-diddy look before he attained all that fame and money? Lmao!! ........Just Saying

Anonymous said...

Tell that to the KKK and see if they give a fawk. East Africans think say cuz a lot of them get pointy noise and usually look thin and starved they are suddenly the oyibos of Africa. Gtfoh with that chit jare. This dude is black and every real African whether from east, west or wareva is BLACK! East African is not a race, so get a clue.

Anonymous said...

@6.28... Teacher Chike.... Since he is not black I guess he is yellow naa.

Sally Rue said...

Lol. You are both ignorant.

Cheezy said...

Are u colour blind? The word black refers to people with black skin whether East or West African, black is black. I just hope you were joking.

Anonymous said...

Linda et all, I hope you guys have heard of double jeopardy. You cant punish him for a crime he has already paid for or served time in jail for. It is illegal to jail or sentence anyone, black white, green, blue whatever for a crime he has already paid dues to the society for. In addition, the customs is not a legal entity for jailing, they simply ensure all those coming into the US are legal and no illegality exist in what they possess. If anything wanting is found of this guy, he will be handed over to the police for prosecuting (its a federal issue at this level not state). To me, if anything, it may be that he broke his probation by traveling out of the country without his probation officers knowledge. You can be on probation after sentence served for a long duration of time, sometimes 10 yrs or longer. This is a misdeamonor" for some states" and does not require deportation. As legal residents, im sure no deportation here, maybe jail time or fine. Stop ruining his career with these negative report promoted by media.

Anonymous said...

Make dem free d boi. Folks from MSP dey for ur back. Let he who is without sin be d first to cast stone.

Cagey Berry said...

Awwww!!!! Quite a pity.

Amarachukwu. said...

Oops!!!

Ajebutter said...

This guy can really act. I Love d character he played in Captain Philip.

Anonymous said...

Dis eDdreamz dey vex me pas for dis LIB. Must u comment two times? Notice me or I die. •ZorahJay•

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:28....You fall my hand. You made a very ridiculously unpardonable blunder. Where did you school?

Official Badoo said...

If you can judge pple by their look then, UR BRAIN IS DAMAGED

Shoutozone said...

Crazy peeps... Tryin to punish him twice for ofences he had already suferd thr consequencies. He already went to jail, howcom dey are talkin abt deportation now?

Anonymous said...

We are not black, we are AFRICANS please

Anonymous said...

The year oscars nominee and winners are just making waves on our Radar.. ''Lupita,the guy that said he looks like earthly Jesus nd now this Guy..


~~Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Lmmfao am annoyed too

Anonymous said...

Osun State Polytechnic. Lol

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 1.04, please dont make such dumb comments anymore.....we always have a way of letting people out there question our intelligence....You are BLACK and AFRICAN! Olodo

Apple said...

He look's like a cock.

Anonymous said...

"Ciminal Past" Linda can't spell again hahahaha

Anonymous said...

Funny how I told my colleague after watching Captain Phillip that the Barkhad looks so much like a criminal, jokingly said he fits perfectly well into the role he played..... Well, you cant run from your nemesis.

Anonymous said...

Dear Abdi, just one word for u "FOOD" jeez u need food, plus a lot of multivitamins *pharmacist's orders* lollzz, but really white ppl sha!dey can like to embarass someone! ... sugardelux

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 5:48pm,

Where has your look taken you to, not even on soap opera on local TV in 9ja...just thank God for you life let nothing set you back regardless of your look or race

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 5:48pm,

Where has your look taken you to, not even on soap opera on local TV in 9ja...just thank God for you life let nothing set you back regardless of your look or race

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 5:48pm,

Where has your look taken you to, not even on soap opera on local TV in 9ja...just thank God for you life let nothing set you back regardless of your look or race

Nusitech said...

There is no way he remains in the US. After a felony conviction, it's automatic deportation for a non US citizen. It's the law.

JBayo said...

This is a calculated attempt to ridicule his rising image. Has not been in US all this while. Caucasians will not want to see colored people celebrated before them. God is with him on this.

Anonymous said...

Seriously if I met him in an alley, I would run for my dear life. He also looks hungry. Poor thing, I read in one of the blogs that he is broke.

Anonymous said...

From my legal background, I know that a person cannot be punished twice for a single offense. Since he was already arrested and served term in the past, why arresting him again? Anyways, racism I'd real in USA!!! Dasol!

Anonymous said...

Who made u all saints? u so pathetic

Anonymous said...

Wow, Somali people and drugs -_-

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