Saturday, 13 July 2013
Nigerian Groom Jailed For Arranging Marriage In Order To Stay Back In The UK
Nigerian Jayeola Abiola, 27, and his Portuguese "bride" Vania Fernandes, 29, have been jailed for their part in a sham wedding ceremony.
It turns out that Abiola's student visa was about to expire, so he and Vania decided to get married in an attempt to stay in the UK.
Unfortunately they were arrested just before the wedding was due to start last November.
Immigration staff were alerted by a registrar who became suspicious that Abiola and Fernandes, appeared to know very little about each other during a pre-marriage interview.
Vania had even bought her wedding dress, tiara, wedding veil, and flowers dress two hours before the ceremony.
So Border Agency secretly filmed a wedding video of the cars, groom, bride and best man arriving outside the grand 19th century council town hall before arresting them at the door.
Abiola received 12 months and Fernandes eight months.