Sham marriage and illegal workers caught – normal day for UK

Posted: July 4, 2013 in Law & Disorder
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A Nigerian geezer has been jailed for 18 months after embarking on a sham marriage in a bid to remain in the UK illegally.
matisonsroadIdowu Olabamiji Yakubu, aged 34, was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday (28th June) at the end of a three day trial. He had pleaded not guilty to a charge of seeking the avoidance of immigration enforcement action by deception, but was found guilty by a jury.
Yakubu had arrived in the UK in April 2010 on a student visa valid until August 2013 which allowed him to work a maximum of 20 hours per week. He consistently failed to abide by the terms of his visa, securing work variously as a hotel receptionist, a cleaner, a security guard and a builder. Tut tut, no business noticed he was only allowed to work 20 hours?
Knowing that he had no chance of extending his student visa, Yakubu decided to ‘suss out’ alternative means to stay here and in July last year he made a fraudulent application for leave to remain as the spouse of an EEA national.
As part of that application Yakubu submitted a fake Nigerian marriage certificate showing he had married a Portuguese woman.
When officers from the immigration crime team arrested Yakubu at his home in Mattison Road, Haringey, on 20th November last year they found no evidence of a subsisting relationship.
He was living in his accommodation on his own with only one toothbrush and only men’s clothes in the wardrobe. Despite his protests to the contrary it was obvious that the relationship he insisted was genuine simply did not exist.

Illegal workers caught

Three illegal workers from Sri Lanka have been arrested following a raid on a garage in Sittingbourne. UKBA officers visited the BP petrol station, St Paul’s Street, at about 7.10pm on Friday where they questioned individuals to check if they had the right to be in the UK. They arrested two men aged 22 and 33 at the garage and a 30-year-old man at an address on High Street, Milton Regis, used for staff accommodation. All three were found to be working in breach of their visa conditions. The men were transferred to immigration detention pending their removal from the UK.

Six illegal workers have been arrested following raids on businesses in Streatham.
UKBA officers visited Chinese Chef and Rose Palace, on Streatham High Road, and Hungs on Sunnyhill Road, on Wednesday 26th June. Individuals were questioned to check if they had the right to be in the UK.
Hungs RestaurantAt Hungs, which was visited at 17:40, they arrested a Chinese woman, aged 23, and a 30-year-old Malaysian woman who had overstayed their visas and a 28-year-old Chinese woman who was a failed asylum seeker.
10651534Later that evening, officers went to Chinese Chef. There they arrested three Chinese men. A 30-year-old was found to have overstayed his visa while the others, aged 39 and 40, were failed asylum seekers.
At Rose Palace, a 25-year-old Pakistani man who was found to be a failed asylum seeker was also arrested. Four of those arrested were transferred to immigration detention pending removal from the UK while the Pakistani man and 28-year-old Chinese woman were placed on immigration bail.

Government report



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