Wannabe Croydon crime boss faces deportation under anti-gang legislation

Wannabe Croydon gang boss Joland Giwa faces deportation under anti-gang legislation

Wannabe Croydon gang boss Joland Giwa faces deportation under anti-gang legislation

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Exclusive: A wannabe crime boss and founder of Croydon’s biggest criminal gang is to be thrown out of the country.

Joland Giwa, 20, the self-proclaimed “general” of Croydon’s Don’t Say Nothing (DSN) gang, was recently released from prison, where he was serving two years for robbery.

Giwa, responsible for a series of robberies and gang-related crimes in the borough, last month boasted from his prison cell on social networking site Facebook he would be “back on road” soon.

However, Giwa, originally from Sierra Leone, is likely to only see the road to the airport after being arrested immediately upon his release from HMP Rochester.

The gloating gangster, who recently claimed in a DSN video on the internet that “Croydon is our town”, now faces deportation under anti-gang legislation.

Giwa, street name DSN Dexter, came to the UK aged three from Sierra Leone. Upon arrival in the UK he was taken into care after being abandoned.

Sergeant Darin Birmingham, from the Operation Aries gang unit at Croydon police, said: “Joland has a real propensity to violence, he is antisocial, rude and has no respect for his peers or the public. He does what he thinks he can get away with.

“Along with the other DSN members he hunted in a pack.

“He would pick on people on their own or weaker boys who couldn’t stand up for themselves, and his arrest has had a huge impact on crime in the borough.

“As soon as someone is on our radar we will engage teachers, parents and headteachers.

“If they are sent to prison we will monitor while they are inside and identify with the prison service what needs to be done once they are released.

“We work proactively on the streets, and there is a lot of support available for what we do.

"We monitor them both overtly and covertly.”

The new approach to immigrant crime involves police officers from the Metropolitan Police’s intelligence bureau, serious crime directorate, territorial policing and the joint immigration crime team.

The alliance has been created between the Met and United Kingdom Borders Agency to remove criminal immigrants from London boroughs.

Previously, only foreign nationals who had met a threshold of having spent at least two years out of a five-year period in prison were considered for expulsion from the UK.

A UK Border Agency spokesman said: “Our priority is to protect the public, and we believe foreign lawbreakers who commit serious offences should be sent home at the earliest opportunity.

“The UK Borders Act now makes it easier to deport foreign offenders.”

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10:09am Wed 27 May 09

brian b sewer says...

Good news for all unless the he uses the human right lawyers to save him
Good news for all unless the he uses the human right lawyers to save him brian b sewer
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10:17am Wed 27 May 09

Bob Peel says...

Unfortunately Brian's comment rings true.

Why wait for that eventuality, why not just bundle the scum bag on the first plane out of the country to his point of departure.

Whether he stays or not the sad thing is there's loads more like him to fill his boots.
Unfortunately Brian's comment rings true. Why wait for that eventuality, why not just bundle the scum bag on the first plane out of the country to his point of departure. Whether he stays or not the sad thing is there's loads more like him to fill his boots. Bob Peel
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12:14pm Wed 27 May 09

scoffer says...

I doubt he will be deported - remember the killer of the Headmaster in Madia Vale ? ...still here.
I doubt he will be deported - remember the killer of the Headmaster in Madia Vale ? ...still here. scoffer
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4:32pm Wed 27 May 09

ag says...

if he is deported he will be back in 6 months with fake id
if he is deported he will be back in 6 months with fake id ag
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4:45pm Wed 27 May 09

lianeknights2008 says...

i Used to know Dexter,and he is a nice boy,(well 2 me anyway)think he jus needs help to sort himself out.if he doesnt sort it out thenits fairplay if they send him home its up to the courts and what they decide then!
i Used to know Dexter,and he is a nice boy,(well 2 me anyway)think he jus needs help to sort himself out.if he doesnt sort it out thenits fairplay if they send him home its up to the courts and what they decide then! lianeknights2008
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11:40pm Wed 27 May 09

reality-bites says...

A UK Border Agency spokesman said: “Our priority is to protect the public"

Blimey, that's a new one!
A UK Border Agency spokesman said: “Our priority is to protect the public" Blimey, that's a new one! reality-bites
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7:05am Thu 28 May 09

cr2 says...

Good riddance we dont want his type in our areas.Thank you
Good riddance we dont want his type in our areas.Thank you cr2
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11:02am Thu 28 May 09

mmj1 says...

'i Used to know Dexter,and he is a nice boy'. I'm sure people said that of Myra Hindley when she was a child. It doesn't stop them from being criminal scum. The best place for a boy like that is strapped to an electric chair. They don't need love and understanding. They need the death sentance.
'i Used to know Dexter,and he is a nice boy'. I'm sure people said that of Myra Hindley when she was a child. It doesn't stop them from being criminal scum. The best place for a boy like that is strapped to an electric chair. They don't need love and understanding. They need the death sentance. mmj1
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10:50pm Thu 28 May 09

myhometown says...

Alot of false facts and i really would love to know where they have got all this information from.

"Joland has a real propensity to violence, he is antisocial, rude and has no respect for his peers or the public" well i remember when i was about 13 and was at the local park in which all the "DSN gang members jam" and a few big guys came up to me asked me if i cigarettes and he came up and made them leave the whole park because he didnt the kids in the area to smoke..


"The best place for a boy like that is strapped to an electric chair. They don't need love and understanding. They need the death sentance" dont start thinking any of your children are any better.. any child who is brought up in a urban environment will get into some sort of gang behavior..

the only reason "dsn" and all the other gangs have started is because of boredom.. "dsn" started because a whole bunch of 16year olds finished a local high school and had nothin 2 do... hint hint.. more things to do less people causing crime.. but MPs need money for extra bedrooms nd duck pods
Alot of false facts and i really would love to know where they have got all this information from. "Joland has a real propensity to violence, he is antisocial, rude and has no respect for his peers or the public" well i remember when i was about 13 and was at the local park in which all the "DSN gang members jam" and a few big guys came up to me asked me if i cigarettes and he came up and made them leave the whole park because he didnt the kids in the area to smoke.. "The best place for a boy like that is strapped to an electric chair. They don't need love and understanding. They need the death sentance" dont start thinking any of your children are any better.. any child who is brought up in a urban environment will get into some sort of gang behavior.. the only reason "dsn" and all the other gangs have started is because of boredom.. "dsn" started because a whole bunch of 16year olds finished a local high school and had nothin 2 do... hint hint.. more things to do less people causing crime.. but MPs need money for extra bedrooms nd duck pods myhometown
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9:20am Fri 29 May 09

maurits says...

he should be allowed to stay in Britain after so many years. What could there possibly be for him in Sierra Leone? But not on the streets of course. Locked up! For a long time.
"facebook in prison"?" Are you sh1tting me? Unbelievable!
he should be allowed to stay in Britain after so many years. What could there possibly be for him in Sierra Leone? But not on the streets of course. Locked up! For a long time. "facebook in prison"?" Are you sh1tting me? Unbelievable! maurits
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9:48pm Fri 5 Jun 09

Harmony says...

Exactly that facebook in prison, what a joke. I also knew Joland for years and yes he was a lovely boy, studied well at school, stuck up for the children who were bullied and even held down a job. so what happened I hear you say... the care system!! from nothing to given everything... minus the consistant love and affection you would get from a family.
Exactly that facebook in prison, what a joke. I also knew Joland for years and yes he was a lovely boy, studied well at school, stuck up for the children who were bullied and even held down a job. so what happened I hear you say... the care system!! from nothing to given everything... minus the consistant love and affection you would get from a family. Harmony
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6:06pm Sun 21 Jun 09

Charlotte L says...

Good riddance to bad rubbish!
Good riddance to bad rubbish! Charlotte L
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