NIGERIAN-AMERICAN DOMINIC ADESANYA WHO JUMPED WHITE HOUSE FENCE IS MENTALLY ILL-FATHER

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The father of Dominic Adesanya, a 23-year-old Nigerian-American who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night, said his son was mentally ill and had been previously arrested at the White House gate.

Dominic was hospitalized with dog bite wounds on his arms, back, chest and knee.

Reports have it that Dominic’s father, who declined to give his name, said his son suffers from paranoia and heard voices.

He said his son was “fussing at the people” and wanted to talk to President Barack Obama about his situation. adesanya2

“It’s been hard. It’s hard to be in your house and not know if the person you’re living with is trustworthy and to know they’re mentally disturbed like he is,” his father said.

He said the family had sought help from the government for Dominic’s illnesses but “nobody has wanted to help us get help for him.”

Dominic was unarmed when he was subdued by two police dogs on the White House lawn on Wednesday. He kicked and punched the two dogs, Hurricane and Jordan, who were treated for minor bruises and cleared to return to work at the White House. He was charged with two counts of felony assault on a police officer, one felony count of making threats and four misdemeanor counts of resisting and unlawful entry.

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