A Nigerian woman in the UK has pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation after using the British passport of her friend, to obtain free medical care after giving birth to her child. Her friend also registered the child as her own child.
Here is an excerpt from Daily Mail;
A Nigerian mother allowed a British couple to register as her new baby’s parents in bid to get free NHS care and secure a UK passport for the child, a court heard.
Oluwaseun Adenubi, 30,.
Ogunkunle and her boyfriend Michael Adebambo, 46, registered the baby as theirs at Bromley Civic Centre the following day and have now pleaded guilty to giving false information.
Staff at Farnborough’s Princess Royal University Hospital realised the medical records of Ogunkunle, who had received acne treatment, conflicted with the patient claiming to be her.
‘The probation service are there to report what they have been told and they say they don’t believe a word of it and neither do I,’ added the judge. Prosecutor Alexandra Bushell told the court:
Prosecutor Ms Alexandra Bushell told the court: ‘Maybe there was a motivation to secure the nationality of the child as a British citizen and free NHS treatment.
‘After the baby was born on June 20 staff realised something was not right because Ogunkunle has severe scarring, which the baby’s mother did not have and there were two different blood types for the same patient.’
Adenubi was granted a family visit visa which allowed her to stay in the UK for up to six months and claimed that she found Ogunkunle’s passport on a bench, Croydon Crown Court heard.
But when Ogunkunle was arrested in August, she claimed Adenubi took her passport after moving into her spare room.
The couple have now fallen out with Adenubi over the conflicting claims about the passport.