Second woman faces deportation after sex claim against Yarl’s Wood staff


A witness to an alleged case of sexual misconduct at Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre is being threatened with deportation, provoking fresh claims of a cover-up.

yarlswoodAfolashade Lamidi, 40, from Nigeria, alleges she saw a male Serco employee harassing and pushing a female detainee who had lodged a complaint against several guards over allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct.

Lamidi claims that an inmate called Tanja was physically targeted and intimidated by staff in the Yarl’s Wood canteen and also saw the 23-year-old self-harming. Campaigners claim the Home Office is trying to silence another witness to sex abuse allegations at Britain’s largest immigration removal centre for women.

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