Former UBS banker, Kweku Adoboli, and alleged rogue trader in the United Kingdom (UK), has said he prefers being jailed in the UK over being deported to Ghana.
The suspect is set to be deported to Ghana after he was found guilty of illegally trading away US$2.3 billion while he was with Swiss investment bank UBS.
Although his imminent deportation has been appealed by some 114 MPs and MSPs, the UK government appears reluctant to renege on its decision.
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Speaking to the Guardian, Mr. Adoboli said deporting him to Ghana is a worse punishment than being jailed in the UK.
“I did four years in prison for a non-violent act,” he said in an interview with the Guardian from the detention centre,” Mr. Adobolo, who is currently at the detention centre, said.
“I’ve served my time, but I’m being given an extra punishment – a banishment – and just because I didn’t get around to becoming a citizen. This punishment is so much worse than being in prison.”
In 2015, he was released from prison on probation after serving half of a seven-year sentence.
Mr. Adoboli is expected to arrive in Ghana on September 18, 2018 having been transported to Colnbrook immigration removal centre, close to Heathrow.
Adoboli has lived in the UK since he was 12.
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