Ex-UBS trader Kweku Adoboli has opened up on how UK authorities bundled him out of the country in the course of his deportation.
The 38-year-old said he was heckled by a woman and four well-built men who squeezed him into the booth of the Kenya Airways plane in London.
He narrated that he was constantly heckled and subjected to verbal attacks throughout the flight.
“Five people to transport one human being like a piece of cargo…” he told Joy News amid tears.
Adoboli explained that he was maltreated by the five persons tasked to transport him back to Ghana.
According to him, “the deportation process is so violent, so violent.”
Adoboli was convicted by UK authorities for illegally trading away US$2 billion during his days at the Swiss investment bank UBS.
He was subsequently charged with two counts of fraud by abuse of position and four counts of false accounting.
He had been in and out of court since June 2012, before finally being deported from the UK to Ghana on Wednesday.
Adoboli, who has lived in the UK for 26 years, was said to be in a distressed state before he left.
His local MP, Hannah Bardell in an interview with BBC expressed his disappointment over Adoboli’s deportation.
"No one is saying he hasn't committed a crime, but he has been rehabilitated and is being punished twice,” she said.
However, Adoboli was treated to a marvellous welcome by his family upon his arrival in Ghana.
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