- The indicted former MP in the UK visa fraud has threaten to sue the High Commission
- Lawyers for embattled former MP for Asunafo South constituency, George Boakye have asked the British High Commission to reverse its travel ban imposed on the former legislator
- According to Mr Boakye, the High Commission cannot blame him, for his daughter’s long stay, especially as she is an adult
The embattled former MP for Asunafo South constituency, George Boakye is challenging the decision of the British High Commission in Accra to impose a 10-year travel ban to the UK on him.
According to a letter sighted by YEN, written to the commission, the former MP is praying the UK authorities to rescind their decision.
Mr Boakye opined in the letter that he cannot be blamed for visa fraud just because his adult daughter overstayed her permit in the UK.
In a letter written by his lawyer, Kwabena Asare Atuah, to the British High Commission, Mr Boakye said he did not abuse his privileges and responsibilities as a diplomatic passport holder, contrary to the allegations levelled against him by High Commissioner Mr Jon Benjamin in his letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye.
The letter said the purpose of the legislator’s visit to the UK with his 37-year-old daughter was a private one.
“My client returned as scheduled. His daughter, who is an adult, failed to return as scheduled. My client cannot in any way be blamed because his adult daughter overstayed her entry permit into the UK,” it stated.
The letter also revealed that both the former MP and his daughter applied for their visas separately.
Mr Boakye has, therefore, requested that the British High Commission reverse any travel ban imposed on him. He has thus, threatened to use all legal means to appeal against any decision to impose a travel ban on him to the UK and also clear his name if the High Commission fails to do so.
Mr Boakye and three sitting MPs: Richard Acheampong, MP for Bia East in the Western Region; Joseph Benhazin Dahah, MP for Asutifi North (Ntotroso) in the Brong Ahafo Region; Johnson Kwaku Adu, MP for Ahafo Ano South West in the Ashanti Region, have been banned from entering the UK for 10 years for alleged visa fraud.
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