FBI investigating immigration abuse claim


Sunday, August 14th 2005, 12:18 pm
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The FBI investigates allegations that as many as six federal Homeland Security deportation agents tortured a Nigerian man at Oklahoma City's Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.

Complaints were filed by Nigerian Daso Abibo and former Homeland Security employee Deanna Burdine. Burdine says she walked in on the alleged assault.

Abibo was deported to Nigeria for working in the United States without a permit.

He describes in a letter the details of the alleged assault and torture he received from officers.

He says he was attacked after telling an officer he wanted his attorney to review a deportation document before signing or placing his fingerprint on it.

Burdine was fired in April. She says her dismissal was retaliation for filing the complaint. She is seeking her job back through arbitration.