A Nigerian mother-of-two, who has lived in Birmingham for four years, has lost her battle against deportation and is set to be taken back to Africa on Thursday.
Friends and supporters who have campaigned to allow her to stay in Britain reacted with fury to the news and claimed that the Home Office had treated Ms Adediwura “worse than an animal”.
The 35-year-old said she fled Nigeria because of abuse from her family after she converted from Islam to Christianity. She settled in Kings Heath and was keen to integrate. She began an English course, was about to take a computer course and had hoped to become a social worker.
She had said she feared for her British-born daughters Elizabeth (aged three) and Danielle (two) when they arrive back in Africa.
Ms Adediwura told the Birmingham Post in December: "Elizabeth has many problems. She has many disabilities. There is no equipment or treatment for her in Nigeria and the treatment is not free. We have to pay and I am not working and nobody is going to take responsibility for us.
She added that the Nigerian village she was from took the view that disability was a direct punishment from God and she feared Elizabeth would be murdered.
She had been due to be deported before Christmas but was given a reprieve and allowed to return to Kings Heath from Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedford, while Elizabeth received treatment for an ear infection.
Holly Nolan, who set up a website to raise awareness about the family's case, said: “We are horrified that a so-called civilised country could treat any human being like that, let alone a woman and her two children.
“Not just once but twice. For months she sat there waiting for the door to be kicked in. It’s sheer cruelty. I can’t believe she’s being treated like a common criminal.
“Jumoke has great love and humility. She’s so well loved by her community and we all feel that she’s been treated worse than an animal. It’s disgraceful.”
In December the Home Office said: "The Government has made it clear that it will take a robust approach to removing people from the country where they have no legal right to be here.
"While it is preferable for those with no right to remain in the United Kingdom to return home voluntarily, it is regrettable that not all choose to do so and in those circumstances it may be necessary to enforce removal.”
To view the website set up by Ms Adediwura's friends, visit www.myspace.com/supportjumoke.