Former trader Kweku Adoboli to be deported to Ghana

Former trader Kweku Adoboli to be deported to Ghana

- Former trader, Kweku Adoboli, is likely to be deported from the United Kingdom

- This is after he has served 4 years in prison

- He was sentenced to 7 years for a £1.4bn fraud at Swiss bank UBS

A former trader who was convicted of fraud 2012, Kweku Adoboli, is facing extradition to Ghana, possibly on September 10, 2018.

YEN.com.gh understands that foreign nationals in the United Kingdom (UK) sentenced to more than four years are automatically considered for deportation.

Adoboli served four years of a seven-year sentence for a £1.4bn fraud at Swiss bank UBS and was released in 2015. He has lived in the UK since the age of 12.

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Kweku Adoboli Source: theconversation.com

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Speaking in an interview with the BBC last week,he accused the UK authorities of racism.

"The fact that I was born in a different country and have different-coloured skin became part of the labelling process," he told BBC Scotland's Business Editor, Douglas Fraser.

He went on to say that "It was no longer, Kweku Adoboli who went to Yorkshire at the age of 12, became head boy of his school, went to Nottingham University, contributed to the students' union, became campus brand ambassador for UBS, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. It was 'Ghanaian-born rogue trader Adoboli.”

A Home Office spokesperson told the BBC that while the government does not comment on specific cases, "all foreign nationals who are given a custodial sentence will be considered for removal."

The spokesperson went on to say that foreign nationals who abuse our hospitality by committing crimes in the UK are usually deported.

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