Theresa May intervenes after SNP MP highlights case of Lola Ilesanmi who feared three-year-old daughter would face female genital mutilation in Nigeria

Theresa May has intervened to halt the deportation of a woman who claimed that her three-year-old daughter would face female genital mutilation if they returned to Nigeria.

The decision to refuse Lola Ilesanmi’s application to remain in the UK has been withdrawn and the prime minister has ordered Brandon Lewis, the immigration minister, to personally oversee a review of her case.

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