I’ll tell you what is really winding me up these days it’s adverts aimed at the UK market but clearly filmed abroad. These are easily spotted by the use of left-hooker jam jars ‘left hand cars’.
Here’s Fabrize one;
SEAT is another;
There’s shed loads of car adverts like these as well as other product adverts that are clearly dubbed sometimes looking in the background will see an American street scene or some European city. Apple are so blatant they are using American kids without the dubbing. I find these foreign adverts insulting, if a company is going to advertise their product in the UK they could at least have the decency to film it here. I’m spending more time studying adverts than watching the programmes these days, still it’s a break from picking up everything the Weller family buys to see if it’s made in China.
Nigerian sham marriage arrests
Four people have been arrested after a suspected sham wedding was stopped by officers at Belfast city hall.
On Wednesday 28th August, Lynda Kemisola Eremion a 29-year-old Nigerian woman who was in the country on a student visa was arrested along with her would-be groom, Adeshola Adekunie Bankole, 45, a British citizen. I thought it had been a bit quiet on the Nigerian sham marriages front.
The pair were interviewed and following a search carried out at an address, they claimed to be living at in east Belfast, Eremion was charged with attempting to obtain leave to remain in the UK by deception and Bankole with assisting unlawful immigration. Bankole, hmm I bet he got the piss taken out of him at school.
Anyway Eremion appeared at Belfast magistrates court on Thursday 29th August, to answer to the charges and was remanded in custody to re-appear at the same court at a later date.
Bankole along with Aitua Mercy Tosin a 37-year-old Nigerian woman who was acting as a witness to the ceremony were released after interview but will appear at Belfast magistrates court on 25th September to answer the charges. Tosin is also charged with assisting unlawful immigration.
Another 46-year-old Nigerian woman who was also acting as a witness was released after caution.
Talking about sham weddings
A Gambian man has been arrested moments before he was due to take part in a suspected sham marriage in Preston. Acting on a tip-off officers attended Preston register office, Park hotel on East Cliff on Friday 30th August. Just before the ceremony was due to begin officers intervened and the 39-year-old man, who had been living at an address in Preston, was arrested after checks revealed he was in the country illegally.
He had been due to marry a 57-year-old British woman who was interviewed by officers and later released. The wannabe ‘groom’ was detained pending his removal from the UK.