Nigerian Arrested For Registering British Couple As Baby’s Parents

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, also pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation after using the passport of her friend, Rita Ogunkunle, 32, to obtain free medical care after giving birth to Moses.
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.
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.
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.
Ms Bushell said: “She admitted falsely registering the birth of the baby and said she had been introduced to Adenubi by a friend of her mother’s and took pity on her because she was pregnant and had no friends.
The offences, contrary to the 1911 Perjury Act, carry a maximum sentence of seven years ‘penal servitude.’
All three were bailed until a date to be fixed

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