Nigerian with fake passport sent back home
A Nigerian who tried to use a fake passport at a Dartford bank
has been served his own official documents - deportation papers
back to his home country.
Maidstone Crown Court was told that “the party was over” for
Olaseni Atoyeakomolede, who will return to Nigeria once he has
served his four month jail term.
The 64-year-old, of Pettacre Close, Thamesmead, came to the UK
seven years ago but was an “over-stayer”.
Edmund Fowler, defending, said Atoyeakomolede was “a most
affable person” but acted “totally out of character” when he could
not find work.
“He has enjoyed the British way of life but now the party is
over and he is resigned to going back.”
Atoyeakomolede admitted possessing a false passport and
possessing a false Swedish nationality card with improper
The court heard he presented the documents at the NatWest bank
in the High Street on January 17 and tried to obtain a debit card
and PIN to an existing account.
Staff were suspicious and called police.
He told officers he had gone to the bank on behalf of a British
Nigerian called Tony who had given him the fake documents.
Passing sentence Judge Philip Statman said: “You were acting
with somebody else at a time when you had lost your job and I am
prepared to accept that but for those circumstances you wouldn’t be
facing this court today.”