UK officials detain Nigerian wedding witness for overstaying visa Reviewed by Momizat on . A Nigerian man, who was planning to be a witness at a wedding in Falkirk, has been detained by the UK Border Agency. The agency said it had received intelligenc A Nigerian man, who was planning to be a witness at a wedding in Falkirk, has been detained by the UK Border Agency. The agency said it had received intelligenc Rating:
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UK officials detain Nigerian wedding witness for overstaying visa

A Nigerian man, who was planning to be a witness at a wedding in Falkirk, has been detained by the UK Border Agency.

The agency said it had received intelligence that the 31-year-old was to attend the ceremony at Falkirk registration office on 15 November.

Officers arrested the Nigerian man after it was confirmed he had overstayed his visa.

The marriage, between a 32-year-old Nigerian man and a 25-year-old Hungarian woman, did not take place.

We will not hesitate to act against those who mistakenly believe that they can abuse the immigration system.”

The UK Border Agency said the man, who had travelled to Falkirk from the Leicester area, was being held in detention while steps are taken to remove him back to Nigeria.

Officers said they were also making further enquiries about the prospective groom’s immigration status.

Anna Beattie, from the agency in Scotland, said: “This operation shows that it does not matter where in the UK you travel to, if you are here illegally and seeking to evade our immigration laws you can expect to be found by us and removed from the UK.

“The UK Border Agency is working with colleagues at registration offices throughout Scotland and receives intelligence from a wide variety of sources.

“We will not hesitate to act against those who mistakenly believe that they can abuse the immigration system.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/imon.oje Imon Oje

    This is not news. I am ashamed that channels is reporting this. Do you know how many British nationals overstay their visa in Nigeria?

    Besides or how many companies exceed expatriate recruitment quota. Channels should be more concerned about inside nigeria.The Nigerian Media is weak that is why our constitution is not developing.

    • Ay

      oh pls shut up does two wrongs make a right, atleast the uk is doing something about it while not tell your own govt to do same instead of turning a blind eye

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