1. ITV Report

Stansted immigration fraudster jailed

33-year-old Oluwaytin Oshodi has been jailed for two years. Photo: UK Border Agency

The 33-year-old, who gave her name as Oluwaytin Oshodi, pleaded guilty to eight charges at Woolwich Crown Court – seven of assisting unlawful immigration within the EU and one of possession of fraudulent ID documents.

Officers had been led to the address after two Nigerian nationals – Richard Aboro, 35, and Sandra Njaka, 23 - were arrested at Stansted Airport in February as they tried to board a flight using fake British passports. Checks revealed that their tickets had been purchased by Oshodi.

23-year-old Sandra Njaka. Credit: UK Border Agency
35-year-old Richard Aboro. Credit: UK Border Agency

Further checks revealed that she had made five other bookings for African nationals to travel out of Stansted Airport to Valencia using fake travel documents.

Andy Radcliffe, from the UK Border Agency’s Criminal and Financial Investigations Team, said: “Oshodi had not only booked tickets, in the case of Oboro and Njaka she had also provided a home for them while they were in the UK. She was involved at the most fundamental of levels in helping people travel illegally around Europe.

“I want her conviction to send a clear message that any abuse of border security will be identified and those responsible will face the full force of the law.

“Immigration crime is not victimless. The gangs involved in this activity often have links to serious organised crime and we are determined to make life as difficult as possible for those who seek to abuse the immigration system.”

Aboro and Njaka were both jailed for 12 months in April when they pleaded guilty to charges of possessing false ID documents.

They had both been in the UK on a valid visitor visa at the time of their arrest.

All three will be deported from the UK at the end of their sentences.

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