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Lawyer says Nobel Laureate could go to prison if he destroys his green card    

According to Ajulo, destruction of a green card would amount to willful destruction of government property.

Wole Soyinka

Ajulo gave the warning on Thursday, November 10, during an interview in Abuja.

According to Ajulo, destruction of a green card would amount to willful destruction of government property and could attract a jail term of three to seven years.

“I have no problem with Kongi; he is an opinion moulder, an elder statesman and nation builder, who should know the implication of such act,” he said according to Vanguard.

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“Under the American law losing or having your U.S. green card destroyed can be a serious problem,’’ he added.

Soyinka had said that he would cut up his green card if Donald Trump emerged victorious in the US presidential elections.

“If in the unlikely event he does win, the first thing he’ll do is to say [that] all green-card holders must reapply to come back into the US. Well, I’m not waiting for that,” Soyinka said.

“The moment they announce his victory, I will cut my green card myself and start packing up,” he added.

After Trump’s victory, Nigerians reminded him of his comments and urged him to rip up the card.

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Soyinka however said that he would make a final decision after Trump’s inauguration in January.

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