Tourist wrongly detained in NI jail

 

A man wrongly imprisoned in Northern Ireland after being accused of being an illegal immigrant has received a £7,500 compensation award.

While Mr Kakopa, working in northern England, was incarcerated alongside ordinary prisoners his wife and young family were left stranded at the airport. Mr Kakopa said: "It is still difficult to believe that what was supposed to be a relaxing break for my family turned out to be our worst nightmare.