Nigerian Native who Murdered Mackenzie Lueck Came to US on Student Visa – Was Hoping to Become Naturalized Citizen
The charred remains of missing 23-year-old Utah college student MacKenzie Lueck were discovered last week after police searched Ayoola Ajayi’s home.
Neighbors said they saw 31-year-old Ayoola Ajayi burning something in his backyard, according to reports.
Salt Lake City police had been searching for MacKenzie Lueck for 11 days before they discovered her charred remains.
According to reports, MacKenzie was dropped off at Hatch Park at 3 AM by a Lyft driver after landing at Salt Lake City airport on June 17. The Lyft driver was cleared of any involvement in Lueck’s disappearance and murder.
Authorities combed through MacKenzie’s phone and social media records where they made the connection to Ajayi — both were at the same park at the same time of her disappearance and Ajayi initially denied knowing MacKenzie.
According to the New York Post, investigators had also been digging into Lueck’s dating apps after receiving tips that she was interested in older men and casually seeing several people.
Ajayi’s booking record in jail says he was born in Nigeria.
John Binder at Breitbart.com reported that Ajavi came to the US on a student visa and wanted to become a naturalized citizen.
A Nigerian native accused of murdering 23-year-old University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck first arrived in the United States on a student visa, Breitbart News has learned.
Nigerian native Ayoola Adisa Ajayi, 31-years-old, was charged this week with allegedly murdering Mackenzie Lueck in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 17 after she had just returned from California where she attended her grandmother’s funeral. Police said Ajayi and Lueck had been texting the day before Lueck went missing and neighbors reported that Ajayi had created a burn pile in his backyard on June 17 and June 18…
…A law enforcement official confirmed to Breitbart News that Ajayi first entered the U.S. from Nigeria on July 16, 2009, on a student visa, known by federal immigration officials as an F-1 visa. University officials have told the media that Ajayi, though attending the University of Utah between 2009 and 2017, never got a degree.
After remaining in the country on the F-1 visa, Ajayi adjusted his status to become a “lawful permanent resident,” otherwise known as a green card holder, in 2014 after marrying an American citizen.
Sometime after adjusting his immigration status, Ajayi applied to become a naturalized U.S. citizen by claiming he served in the American military between September 30, 2015, and August 20, 2015. However, records show Ajayi never submitted any evidence to support his claim of military service.