Convicted Nigerian fraudster who claimed less than 24 hours before deportation that he was BISEXUAL is allowed to STAY in UK
- The unnamed crook, from Nigeria, was jailed for five and half years in 2015
- Home Office began the deportation process but were met with a series of delays
- Fraudster then claimed that he was bisexual and could not live openly in Nigeria
- Home Office claimed this was a lie but an immigration judge granted him asylum
A convicted Nigerian fraudster has been allowed to stay in the UK after claiming less than 24 hours before deportation that he was bisexual.
The unnamed crook was jailed for five and half years in 2015 before the Home Office began the deportation process the following year.
He made various human rights claims, which were rejected by a judge, but further delaying the process by launching an appeal.
The criminal made two judicial review applications that were also eventually rejected but in January 2019 he claimed that he was bisexual and could not live openly in Nigeria – despite having never mentioned it during the lengthy court appeals.
The Home Office claimed that this was a lie but an immigration judge granted him asylum, according to The Sun.
The unnamed crook was jailed for five and half years in 2015 before the Home Office (pictured) began the deportation process the following year
The fraudster, who arrived arrived as a student in 2006, claimed that his sexuality had caused him to suffer adverse treatment at university as well as in prison.
He argued that he had not told authorities about his sexuality before because he had only felt able to disclose his sexual orientation following discussions with detainees and a welfare officer.
Tory MP Nigel Mills has since told the publication: ‘It’s the most ridiculous case I have ever heard.
‘Every convicted criminal will be trying this now.’
In October last year, Priti Patel vowed to stop people ‘taking our country for a ride’ by overhauling the ‘broken’ asylum system and cracking down on migrant crossings.
The Home Secretary pledged the ‘biggest overhaul in decades’ as she warned that the current arrangements are not ‘firm or fair’.
In her keynote speech to Tory conference, Ms Patel said that toughening enforcement and preventing abuse of the rules was the best way to ‘protect the vulnerable’.
In October last year, Priti Patel (pictured) vowed to stop people ‘taking our country for a ride’ by overhauling the ‘broken’ asylum system and cracking down on migrant crossings
The Cabinet minister also lashed out at Labour MPs who had berated her over her strong stance on law and order issues, saying she would not change tack just because she did not ‘conform’ to their idea of the views ethnic minorities should hold.
Ms Patel told the conference, which was being held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, that ‘do gooders and lefty lawyers and the Labour Party’ had to stop ‘defending the indefensible’ on asylum system.
‘We will protect those most in need and put the rights of those who respect the rules above those who take our country for a ride,’ she said.
Mr Mills added that he is in support of Ms Patel’s plans to overhaul the system.