Somalian gang rapist Yaqub Ahmed has been finally deported five years after plane passengers staged a mutiny to stop him from being kicked out of the UK.
It took 16 years to boot the Somali-British gang rapist out of the country.
His deportation was thwarted by woke airline passengers five years ago has finally been sent home – at £1 million to taxpayers.
Here’s everything we know about him.
Who is Yaqub Ahmed?
Yaqub Ahmed is an accused gang rapist born in 1989 and originally from Somalia.
He had been on the UK’s legal list facing deportation since 2018 but until five years later, he has finally been deported back to his hometown.
Ahmed was granted refugee status in 2003 after arriving in Britain from Somalia aged 14.
But he was jailed in 2008 after he and three other men lured their teenage victim to a flat in London before brutally attacking a lady whose real name has not been made known.
Due to his aggressive nature, a judge lambasted him for having ‘no respect for other human beings’.
In April 2015, Theresa May, then Home Secretary, stripped him of his refugee status and slapped a deportation order on him.
Six successive Home Secretaries have attempted to remove him from the UK. In October 2018, his deportation dramatically collapsed when woke holidaymakers, unaware of his appalling crime, mutinied and demanded he be hauled off the Turkish Airlines jet that was about to fly him out of the UK as it sat on the tarmac at Heathrow.
This was, however, simply the opening salvo of a tortuous legal battle.
Why was Yaqub Ahmed deported?
After five years, 24 court appearances, 20 judges, and £85,000 in legal aid, Britain finally sends Yaqub Ahmed, the plane-mutiny rapist back to Somalia.
He enjoyed a plush hotel, armed guards, and therapy paid for with taxpayer’s money worth £1 million.
The 34-year-old racked up a mammoth bill in legal, prison, and deportation costs before finally being sent back to Somalia on a chartered flight in August.
The monster had initially been put on a commercial flight in 2018 – but virtue-signalling holidaygoers mutinied and demanded he be taken off the plane.
Shocking footage showed passengers applauding as Home Office workers frogmarched him off the flight, shouting “You’re free, man!”.
Also, rapist Yaqub Ahmed arranged for associates to film fake videos posing as Islamic State terrorists threatening to kill him if he was sent back to Somalia, DailyMail reports.
Harrowing details of his crime have since emerged – he and three men lured a 16-year-old girl into a London flat before brutally attacking her in 2008.
During his court hearing, a judge slammed him for having “no respect for other human beings”.
In the five years since he was ‘freed’ by his fellow passengers, the rapist cost taxpayers £1million.
The giant sum includes £85,000 in legal aid and £200,00 for his eventual chartered flight.
Upon arriving in his home country, he was treated to a 14-week stay in a plush hotel with armed guards and a personalised therapy package – all at the expense of British taxpayers.
The string of hearings went as high as the Court of Appeal and Government lawyers have fought off three claims by the rapist and his lawyers for judicial review.
Shockingly, BBC Africa Editor Mary Harper was paid to give evidence for Ahmed – only for her testimony to be heavily criticised by a judge.
And Ahmed’s victim has slammed the British justice system, telling the Mail on Sunday it “isn’t fit for purpose”.
She added: “The fact they had to give him this outrageous package to be able to remove him is ridiculous.
“I’m grateful they did everything they did because we are finally rid of him but they shouldn’t have had to do that.”