Frank Enwonwu was a Snitch, or rather became a informant when he was busted 22 yrs ago smuggling Heroin for a "Nigerian military officer who offered to buy him a plane ticket". His story is way more complicated than it sounds at first blush. Enwonwu was duped into the smuggling and spent months helping the US bust the higher ups, was never sent to prison, and had a number of Judges say he should be allowed to stay in the USA for a number of reasons. Yet today he is on notice that he could be and will be sent back to Nigeria where numerous influential people have long memorys of what he did.Now, he weeps in a room at a homeless shelter he shares with his 13-year-old son, fearful that any day he could be sent back to Nigeria to be tortured or killed as drug dealers with long memories seek retribution for his work as an informant.
"Trust me, no one there has forgotten what I did - even after 22 years. I'll be killed there before I even have the ability to see daylight," he said.
[UPDATE] A note from SmileySam who wrote the original post:
Thanks for posting and linking to my diary kraant. I wish it had gotten more attention. I was contacted by some of those involved in helping Frank and they asked that we direct calls for help to to both Sen. Kerry and Kennedy. This is info I did not have when I posted the diary.
January 23, 2008 3:48 PM