Nigeria Woman Faces Deportation For Allegedly Cheating UK System


LAGOS AUGUST 26TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Maria Adesanya, a Nigerian immigrant and mother of a five-year-old child faces deportation from the UK after she was found guilty of bribing a male NHS nurse to pose as her baby daughter’s father so that her child could get a British passport.
Adesanya, 31, paid £3,000 to UK citizen and Nigerian-born Adekunle Adeparusi, 44, to put his name down as the father on the child’s birth certificate.
Adeparusi then pocketed a further £13,000 that he claimed in child tax credits even though he had no role in the daughter’s life.
The pair hatched the plan in January 2014, three months after pregnant Adesanya entered the UK on an eight-month visitors VISA. They were only caught in February 2015 after the mother applied for a Derivative Authority Card.
During this time the mother found work using the ID cards of two EU nationals, a Portuguese and a Dutch citizen.
The child, now aged five, is thought to still be living in the UK.
At Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, Adesanya, from Bury, was sentenced to 14 months in jail but immediately released on licence as she had been under curfew since October.
She was found guilty of false representation and possessing false ID documents.
Adeparusi, from Gravesend in Kent, was jailed for 33 months after admitting making a false statement with intent.
Sentencing Adesanya, Judge John Edwards said: ‘This really was a performance of incredible stupidity by you.
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