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A hardworking immigrant who made his living after using a false passport has been jailed for a year (26 February 2013)

Date: 26/02/2013
Duncan Lewis, Legal News Solicitors, A hardworking immigrant who made his living after using a false passport has been jailed for a year

A Nigerian national who entered into the UK in 2004 with a six month visa and got a passport in a fake name of Dayo Akinola and found a job on its basis was jailed for a year and would be facing deportation after his release.

Abimbola Olusanya has been a hardworking immigrant but had not observed immigration restrictions between May 5 last year and June 4 while he was working for Crest Nicholson the Gloucester Crown Court heard.

The 40 year old also admitted of having used fake UK passport to gain the job, along with being in possession of a passport and a driving licence with improper intention.

Prosecutor Anna Midgley told the court he had earned more than £100,000 for the work he had carried out while here.
Defending immigration solicitor said her client was currently in contact with the Home Office over a permanent visa, having married a British citizen last year. The couples have a three-year-old together.
She said Olusanya, of Oak Drive in Dursley, was hard working and had supported his family while in the country.
The court heard Olusanya had admitted having the fake name in police interview and originally said he was trafficked into the country, but later retracted that.
Recorder Michael Selfe said though the court heard about sums of £100,000, Olusanya was not being sentenced for that as he had worked for it.
But he added that the criminality of it was getting the same by means of a false document which was of considerable importance to the security of the UK and which breached the UK immigration laws and required an immediate sentence to prison.
The court had previously had heard that Olusanya had deprived a UK citizen off a job themselves.

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