Kweku Adoboli finally deported to Ghana

Kweku Adoboli finally deported to Ghana

The former UBS trader, Kwaku Adoboli, who was convicted for fraud has been deported to Ghana.

Despite a long campaign against his deportation, Adoboli has finally been deported from the United Kingdom (UK).

According to BBC report sighted by YEN.com.gh, Adoboli’s lawyer confirmed he was flown out of Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 after being detained in Scotland on Monday.

Kweku Adoboli finally deported to Ghana

Kweku Adoboli finally deported to Ghana (Photo credit: supplied)

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Adoboli, aged 38 and who has lived in the UK for 26 years, was said to be in a distressed state before he left.

Adoboli's local MP, Hannah Bardell, confirmed his deportation in an interview with BBC.

"This is a travesty of justice. Kweku has been here since he was 12 and he would have been entitled to British citizenship," she said.

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"No one is saying he hasn't committed a crime, but he has been rehabilitated and is being punished twice."

Nick Hopewell-Smith, one of the lawyers acting on behalf of Adoboli, said: "We are deeply upset about the manner in which he was whisked away, because there was no chance to say goodbye."

He added that Adoboli’s friends and supporters will keep on the fight to bring back to the UK.

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Adoboli was sentenced to seven-years for £1.4bn fraud but he served only four years as he was released in 2015.

He was born in Ghana but has lived in the UK when he was 12 years-old.

He is leaving behind his partner Alice, with whom he had been living in Livingston, West Lothian.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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