A Ghanaian man Prince Fosu has died after being severely maltreated whilst being held in custody at a British immigration centre.
Fosu, believed to be mentally ill, died of dehydration, malnutrition and hypothermia, according to an inquest.
Authorities of the centre are accused of neglecting Fosu whilst he was in bad shape.
The inquest accused authorities of ‘gross negligence’ leading to Fosu’s death.
Prince went to the U.K from Ghana in 2012 on a business visa, but it was cancelled on his arrival at Heathrow.
He appealed but was rejected and was later arrested, which is how he ended up at the detention facility.
But despite being mentally ill, authorities did not pay close attention to him and it’s alleged he died in plain view of others.
Describing the inhumane treatment meted out to him, prisons and probations ombudsman Sue McAllister said Mr Fosu had been”segregated, [and was] living naked in a room dirty with faeces, urine and uneaten food”
After the ruling that the treatment meted to Fosu was unacceptable, the Home Office accepted blame and said new safeguards would be put in place to ensure something of this sort never happened again.