Nigerian gets six months after being caught in U.S. illegally in Massena
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 2:49 pm

MASSENA -- Chukwudi Olisemeka, 48, and a citizen of Nigeria, was sentenced today, Monday, Sept. 18 to six months in jail for illegally re-entering the United States, according to Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith.

As part of his July 17, guilty plea, Olisemeka admitted that he was a citizen of Nigeria, and that he illegally returned to the United States following his June 19, 2008 removal to Nigeria, according to Jaquith.

On May 7, 2017, Olisemeka was found by a Border Patrol agent in Massena on a bus destined for New York City, Jaquith said.

Following his term of imprisonment, Olisemeka will be transferred to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, for removal proceedings, Jaquith said.

This case was investigated by the United States Border Patrol and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Grogan.