Three Nigerians are among seven members of a gang jailed for a total of 16 years in the UK for forging and supplying fake documents including British passports to illegal immigrants in the UK.
Abdul Azeeza, a 58-year-old Nigerian ex-professional footballer, was sentenced to four years for his involvement , using his address as the fake document manufacturing base. He was found with a false passport in his back pocket, a residency permit card.
Also convicted was Alfred Adekoya and Victor Ariyo, 53 both sentenced to a total of 40 months and two weeks. Alfred was found guilty of conspiracy to manufacture a fake document, as well as Victor who acted as a middle man for Adekoya and another Indian man was also sentenced along with them.
Thousands of people with legal right to stay in the UK could have their bank accounts frozen as a result of new policy coming into force next week requiring banks and building societies to check 70 million current accounts each quarter as part of the Government’s latest crackdown on illegal immigrants, however the new policy could result in thousands of legitimate citizens being wrongly identified as illegal immigrants and their bank accounts wrongly frozen because of the danger of these checks being incorrectly carried out.
A recent examination of current immigration measures by the chief inspector of borders, found that one in 10 people who were refused a new account for immigration reasons were denied in error because of mistake in the Home Office records. As of now 10 percent of the banks’ current negative assessments are wrong which could potentially lead to thousands of people having their accounts incorrectly closed.
People whose visas have run out, failed asylum seekers and foreign national offenders facing deportation…read more