Refugee posing as Windsor teen released on bond

Posted at 10:30 AM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-09 18:25:12-04

Jonathan Nicola, a South Sudanese man who Canadian officials say posed as a 17-year-old basketball player in Windsor, was released on bond today.

He will live with a friend in Windsor, according to his attorney. That friend posted his $7,000 bond.

The 29-year-old man was in Windsor on a student visa, in which officials claim he lied about his age. 

Nicola is 6-feet-9 inches tall and weighs 202 pounds and played countless games for Windsor's Central Catholic Comets. Those games may now be in question.

A future hearing will determine if Nicola gets to stay or go.