Momoh succeeds in quashing deportation order

Simon Adavize Momoh (second from left) with his wife Loh Kar Hui and lawyers V Vemal Arasan and Gurdial Singh Nijar after today’s court ruling.

SHAH ALAM: The High Court has allowed a Nigerian’s judicial review application against the immigration director-general for revoking his social visit pass for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Judge Shahnaz Sulaiman said the immigration director-general could not revoke Simon Adavize Momoh’s pass for committing an offence under the Road Transport Act.

“He can revoke the pass if a foreigner committed offences under Section 56 of the Immigration Act,” she said.

The immigration department previously said it revoked Momoh’s social pass as the 34-year-old was convicted and sentenced to one day in jail and a RM12,000 fine for driving under the influence of alcohol. He served the jail sentence and paid the fine.

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