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23 Year Old Nigerian-American Man Arrested after Jumping over White House Fence



Dominic Adesanya

Dominic Adesanya

A 23-year-old man, Nigerian-American man was arrested on Wednesday, after he jumped over the White House fence.

The man has been identified as Dominic Adesanya, Guardian UK reports.

After he jumped over the fence, he was immediately arrested by secret service agents, with their dogs in tow.

According to reports, footage of the incident shows Adesanya lifting his shirt after he jumped into the compound, evidently as a way to indicate to agents that he was not armed. He is also shown kicking and punching one of the security dogs that attacked him.

Dominc Kicking the Dog

Dominic kicking one of the security dogs

The Department of Homeland Security released the following statement on the incident:

“At approximately 7.16pm an individual climbed the north fenceline of the White House. The individual was immediately taken into custody on the north lawn of the White House by Secret Service uniformed division K-9 teams and uniformed division officers.

The subject has been identified as Dominic Adesanya, 23 years old, Bel Air [Maryland]. Charges are pending. Adesanya was unarmed at the time of his arrest.”

The statement also revealed that two security dogs were injured during the incident, and have been taken to a veterinarian.


It appears that Adesanya is anti-Obama. His last Instagram post on Tuesday reportedly showed an “I Voted sticker” captioned ‘Voted for this B #ImpeachObama.’

Photo Credit: Daily Mail/Instagram/Fox News


  1. getweed

    October 23, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Yorubas but why?
    The one un do for U.K. never reach?
    Una can embarrass person o

    • omoibo

      October 23, 2014 at 11:46 am

      Sharrap with that tribalism crap! The f’ing act was carried out by an individual and & not an entire tribe… Geez
      And for those of you that liked “@getweed’s” comments, shame on you.

    • MC

      October 23, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Why are you embarrassed by the actions of somebody you do not know???
      How does that even make sense.
      The guy lives in America (may not have ever been to Nigeria before)…but you sit here embarrassed by his actions. poor you!

    • chukwu

      October 24, 2014 at 7:09 am

      Yoruba in UK? My friend, this is nigerian thing’ if you like google frank Onyeachonam and you will see despite more Yoruba there, Igbo has their own fair share of crime. Moreover,that guy is American.

    • maria

      October 24, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      Like seriously your ignorance is beyond help. i really don’t care about what tribe you are, if you are in the USA and a white man does this to u , you will post and cry insubordination, racism, stereotype but you do the same. I will not stereotype Iraqis because some of their people are terrorists

    • ekalor

      October 24, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      Don’t be a ret**d…..

  2. Oluwaseun

    October 23, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Sharp guy…

    But BN, he was not stated as being Nigerian. Did you assume he’s Nigerian because of his name, “Adesanya”? Liberians and Sierra Leoneans also bear Yoruba names. He could also be British or American.

    It’s high time we stopped claiming those who tend to tarnish our images. If he was doing something great for the Americans/Brits, they’ll tag him as Briton or American. He ain’t Nigerian until proven otherwise.

    • baboushka

      October 23, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Very true a lot of Sierra Leonean Krios (creoles) bear Yoruba middle names even though they do not speak the language or know the culture this was a hangover from the resettlement of freed slaves who must have come from Nigeria but ended up being resettled in Freetown Sierra Leone instead and their Yoruba names were passed down from generation to generation but not the culture which I find very strange. Krios are like black English people in their mannerisms not African at all..

    • UO

      October 23, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      They bear both Yoruba and Igbo names (I grew up with many), they are the descendants of the Yoruba and Igbo recaptives (slaves on ships intercepted by the British after the abolition). Many names are passed down in the family, or kids named by a grandmother, who named the child after her own grand mother or father. A smaller group even moved to Gambia as well. The culture isnt strange, just influenced by the larger communities, remember the Krios are also made up of other returnees (from the Caribbean, Jamaican maroons who ended up in Canada, US black soldiers that got freedom after fighting for the union and ended up in Canada, folks from England). The Krios greet by saying “Kushe” and have a lot of Yoruba words in their vocabulary, almost 25%!
      Obviously many dont know what area in present day Nigeria that they came from. During colonialism, some ended up back in Nigeria (esp Lagos, PH, and Onitsha), which we call the Saros (as many know). Many of whom have intermarried with our local groups making it one big pot.

      Long talk , sorry lol
      Back to the story, this guy is a 1st generation American, and thus Nigerian-American as indicated. People if you look online, it is only Nigerians calling him Nigerian! BN even try small, add American on top!

      Mental health disorder, and I pray he gets the help he desperately needs. Thank God he didnt get killed in the process.

  3. tutu

    October 23, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Nigerians need to chill!!!

  4. Rs

    October 23, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Scandal things….

  5. Ada

    October 23, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Trouble dey sleep, iyanga go wake am

  6. juju

    October 23, 2014 at 9:02 am

    he voted for obama, if im nt mistaken, dt means he is an american citizen? , he is an merican citizen, dt jumped white house fence not asokoro fence

    • lois

      October 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

      He should have even come to jump Aso Rock fence, he wouldn’t live to kick dogs(which dog go dey on duty sef). Nah one bullet go cross am to the ‘other side’ before he even gets the opportunity to raise his shirt. Omo oshi! Nigerians for obodo oyinbo, una still dey do “don’t be silly” for una pikin? This nah example of lack of home training and accumulated mental problem because nobody get time to do una juju again from abck home( hunger no let them get time). If I’m papa dey take time to flog am wella, I’m life no go bad like this. Shior, kelebe, pueh!

  7. french naira

    October 23, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Naija be like “dem most remember me, make i jump d fence too sha”

  8. french naira

    October 23, 2014 at 9:20 am


  9. bruno

    October 23, 2014 at 9:20 am

    which boarding school did he go to?

  10. Jo!

    October 23, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Oh please, now he’s “Nigerian”, please accept your responsibility, we’ll accept ours too, let’s call him “Nigerian-American”, at least you people are gladly claiming the good ones 100%

  11. bruno

    October 23, 2014 at 9:23 am

    but damn, look at that body. you can jump my fence anytime.

    • lmao

      October 23, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      ^^^^ LMAOOOO

  12. Max

    October 23, 2014 at 9:27 am

    its a crazy world.

  13. benny

    October 23, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I am not supporting his actions but obviously this was some form of attempt to protest; he isn’t the first to try this. However, BN I am disappointed in ur portrayal of this young man. He has pictures with clothes on. This photo encourages racial profiling. When a black person is involved in any form of controversy, these kind of pictures show up.
    Please behave.
    that said, Dumb move Dominic.

  14. baboushka

    October 23, 2014 at 9:33 am

    He is lucky they didn’t shoot him on sight. They need to check his mental state a few wires may be lose up in there…

  15. Gbenga

    October 23, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Get ready for the Ebola comments from Americans.

  16. lindo

    October 23, 2014 at 9:53 am

    This guy must be mad.

    • e-bukun

      October 23, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      Apparently he does have mental history, according to his father.

  17. gbemmy

    October 23, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Maybe he was sleep waking … and he jumped but really am curious oo what was he looking for ? or was it just a notice me action? .. or he was protecting ? and what was his protest for ?

    • gbemmy

      October 23, 2014 at 12:33 pm


  18. Lilly

    October 23, 2014 at 10:14 am


  19. Leo

    October 23, 2014 at 11:02 am

    He’s nuts!!!

  20. xpl

    October 23, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Adesanya or what do u call or self? U ‘re lucky is not Aso rock fence that u jumped cos or body would have been in the morgue as I write.The won’t even have time to know your grievances.

  21. Beeeee

    October 23, 2014 at 11:07 am

    If you don’t like who you voted for, then go back to your country, Nigeria, Ghana, UK, wherever you are from. If he is Nigerian, he should come and break into the Villa and complain that he voted for Jona and see if they wont shoot him on sight. I am sick and tired of these people embarrassing themselves and their countries. As if Nigeria does not have a bad enough image already, he just had to have a “Nigerian” name…..mschewww

  22. Fiery

    October 23, 2014 at 11:26 am

    SMH!!! Just when we tot 4 once we’ve bin in d news for d right reason( bcuz of how we handled The Ebola Outbreak), now this?? Mr Dominic thank you ooh

  23. omoibo

    October 23, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Wrong stunt to pull, there are other ways to show your dissatisfaction with the administration but jumping over a white house fence wasn’t the smartest move.
    This is one irrational decision taken with a lifetime of consequences..

  24. Yvonne

    October 23, 2014 at 11:53 am

    The official report says he is from Bel-Air, MD yet y’all are reporting he is Nigerian. Bearing a Nigerian-sounding name doesn’t make him Nigerian jare!

    • Kenny

      October 23, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      I’m disappointed some of you read the story without grasping the content. The first line state “A 23 year old Nigerian American”. Which part of that did some of you not understand? We seem to blow this patriotic trumpet each time a Nigerian is mentioned for some crazy stuff as if such actions are outside the realm of Nigerians. Before long some morons will come up with some crass conspiracy theory as to why the stupid guy was called a Nigerian in order to stripe him of that identity. Shame on y’all. He’s a Nigerian American and he should be in JAIL for a long time.

    • yvonne

      October 23, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Uhm the official report I was referring to is the statement released by homeland security that’s in italics which clearly states the man is from Bel-Air MD. BN choosing to call him Nigerian or Nigerian American is their prerogative. I simply disapprove!

  25. fygo

    October 23, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Most def..sumhin is wrong wif him up thr! Guy u 4 try am wif aso rock fence nw. In a jiffy ur funeral!

  26. Femme de l'Avenir

    October 23, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Once they jump fence, or hack down a military man, they become Nigerian-American….shio!

  27. AngelM

    October 23, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    And again, Nigeria is back on the limelight! Do we really need all these attentions? Sigh! Jumping the Whitehouse fence or any other form of violent protest is hardly the best way to voice your disapproval of a government. If you are truly of Nigeria decent Mr. Dominic Adesanya, well thank you for painting us AGAIN as potential terrorist.
    I hope I don’t get mobbed downtown Chicago today for being Nigerian-American myself! SIGH!!

  28. BlueEyed

    October 23, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    This dude isn’t Nigerian or “Nigerian- American”, he’s an American who jumped the White House fence.

  29. Joan85

    October 23, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Set up! They had to somehow put us back in the news…I mean, how dare we rejoice that we have done one thing right with eliminating Ebola from our country? No sir, Nigeria just had to go back to the bottom of the progress food chain!
    It is well smh.

  30. Chuck Feney

    October 23, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    His right arm is quite a bit larger than his left…he must not have a girlfriend!

  31. Anonymous

    October 23, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    At no point in the reporting of ds incidence did they refer to the guy as a Nigerian but Linda you want to pull crowd and thanks to people who will not check out news for themselves .He was refer to as a Bel air Maryland man showing that he is American.
    For all you care ds in not his first time of doing ds (2mths ago) and according to his father he suffers paranoia and auditory hallucination pointing to the facts that he might have schizophrenia.

    • Joan85

      October 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      Linda ke? Copy and paste palava lol

  32. maychinny

    October 23, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    the guy don enter white house be dat.
    niger no dey carry last

  33. bosh

    October 24, 2014 at 12:24 am

    he went to fallston high school. he used to sit at my lunch table. true story

  34. hmm

    October 24, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Although I dont like what he did. I hope he wont be fit to stand trail like the white guy who tried to jump the fence a couple of weeks ago.

  35. chukwu

    October 24, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Nigerians like claiming anything. I bet that guy has never being to naija and will see himself more as American even if he is from naija parents.

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