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Immigration officials conduct passport probe

2014-11-07 17:07
Immigration officials are trying to find out how killer Kevin Michael Sawyers allegedly obtained a Canadian passport to return here after being deported to Jamaica.

Sawyers, 33, who has more than 10 aliases, pleaded guilty to killing Perry Agyemang, 26, outside a Malton banquet hall and was deported in 2009, police said.

The father of six was arrested on Sept. 14 in the Jane St.-St. Clair Ave. W. area by Peel Regional Police after sneaking back to Canada during the summer, police said.

“With his past, he is a threat to the public,” charged Peel Insp. Norm English. “He has no status in Canada and doesn’t deserve the right to be here.”

Police alleged Sawyers was using a passport issued under the name of Robert Macfarlane and that officers are trying to determine how it was obtained.

Police also charged that Sawyers had about 10 drivers licences when arrested — most of them were from the United States.

Sawyers was charged with second degree murder in the October 2006 slaying of Agyemang outside DeWat Banquet Hall, on Nashua Dr., in the Derry Rd.-Hwy. 427 area. The victim was stabbed once in the neck.

Sawyers plead guilty and was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in jail, after serving 4 years and two months in pre-trial custody. He was deported in 2009 after serving four months of the sentence.

Anna Pape, spokesman for the Canada Border Services Agency, said Sawyers has been charged under the Criminal Code for returning to Canada without permission and faces possible time in jail. He was also charged under immigration laws for the same offence, she said.

Sawyers returns to Brampton court on Sept. 21.