Man Married His OWN Daughter To Keep Her In Britain


Bogus weddingPretty interesting read people. I’m sure it goes on quite a bit, but it’s a different thing to see it in the news.

A Nigerian Home Office worker ‘married’ his own daughter to get her a British visa, the Daily Mail can reveal.
The extraordinary scam was apparently executed by Jelili Adesanya while ministers turned a blind eye.
Mr Adesanya, 54, has lived here for more than 30 years and holds a British passport, but wanted his daughter, her husband and their four sons to join him from Nigeria.

He faked a wedding ceremony complete with a photograph of the happy ‘couple’ which helped fool immigration officials that his daughter, Karimotu Adenike, was really his wife.
Miss Adenike, who is in her mid-30s, was duly granted permission to live in the UK.
The pair are waiting for her to be granted a permanent right to remain before they undergo a quiet divorce and attempt to bring the rest of her family here.
It is expected she would try to remarry her real husband to get them all visas.

But despite being tipped off two years ago, the Home Office seems to have done nothing to stop the scam by one of their own workers.
Until recently, Mr Adesanya was employed as an occupational health nurse for the Home Office, working with immigration officials at Gatwick airport.
A whistleblower sent letters to the High Commission in Lagos and the UK Border Agency including specific details such as names, addresses, passport numbers and even a copy of the wedding photograph.
When there was no response, he sent emails to then Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and ministers Vernon Coaker and Phil Woolas on February 1 this year. He heard nothing.

Mr Adesanya, who came to Britain in 1976, flew back to Nigeria on May 29, 2007, and held the bogus wedding ceremony a few days later at a register office in Ikorodu, Lagos.
A source said: ‘They paid people to attend the wedding so that the British High Commission in Lagos would believe it was genuine. The commission then gave Karimotu Adenike a two-year settlement visa in October 2007.
‘On her settlement visa application form, of course, she did not mention that she already had a husband and four children.
‘The date of birth on her Nigerian passport is not her real date of birth.’
Miss Adenike is believed to have aged herself by ten years on her wedding certificate to disguise the age gap with her father.
Although her settlement visa expired last month, she is hoping to be given the right to remain.
David Burrowes, the Conservative MP for Enfield Southgate and Shadow Justice Minister, was also tipped off by the whistleblower and wrote to the Home Office.
This time there was a reply, but it said that although the matter was ‘under investigation’, no further information would be provided because it could ‘breach of our obligations under the Data Protection Act’.
Mr Burrowes told the Mail: ‘I am very surprised and concerned that no action appears to have been taken, because the allegations are extremely serious.’
Mr Adesanya, who lives with his daughter in Dagenham, Essex, vehemently denied the plot and said he had never been questioned about the allegations.
He said: ‘Married my own daughter? I have never heard anything like this in my life. I deny it. She is my wife, not my daughter.’
However, asked to confirm his ‘wife’s’ date of birth, he said he did not know without checking her passport, and refused to allow her to speak for herself.
Unbeknown to him, his daughter had confirmed the arrangement when she told a friend she would shortly apply for her own British passport and ‘divorce daddy’.
Last night Jonathan Sedgwick, from the UK Border Agency, said: ‘These individuals are already under investigation, and I want to make it clear that abuse of our immigration laws will not be tolerated.
‘If we identify marriages which we believe are not genuine, we will challenge them and prosecute where appropriate.
‘We are determined to send home any foreign nationals convicted of these types of crimes once they have served their sentences.’

Source: Daily Mail UK


  1. Hmmm, yet another scam that potraits Nigerians in bad light. Then, we will later complain, we are being treated shabbily out there. Why won't we if we continue with trends like these.

    But, on another note…….'we' all seem to run 'there' course 'there' seems organised (with all the basic ammenities) and we forget, these organisation was not done by the gods but, by those people (the very ones that had the prosperity of their nations at heart). If 'we' all run 'there' who will 'organise' our own country? We sure need a 'few good men' who will be ready to rise to the 'call', the 'call' of making our nation much better than the older generation has passed on to us.

    We go there (not necessarily by choice but) cos they seemingly have the ammenties but, let us (together, through the attendant pains) build a nation that our children will not only be proud off but, will flaunt 'abroad. A country our children will CHOOSE to stay rather than go sojourn in foreign lands.

    Now is the time for us to ARISE….

  2. If only Nigeria leaders can make that country livable for it's citizens…Nigerians outside of Nigeria will have no reason to evolve into this criminal monsters they are slowly turning into.

    I think it's quite late now…Now it would need more than the government to change but the total alteration of the population's mindset…

  3. rotflmao…she should have paid somebody to do it 4 her if she needed it so desperately …but its funny though…..el cheapos

  4. well well wat can say. sometimes u wonder to wat extent our fellow nigerians will go just to the shores of our great nation but can 1 blame dem. every1 want to enjoy d basic amenities in life, and since dey cant get it. in there then they wil find a by all means to get out of there. But sincerely it is very bad haha aba kilode wetin happen , marry ur own daughter is d height o.

  5. I don't blame them.In some countries,getting a permit is very difficult .It's much easier for the head of a camel 2 pass through the eye of a niddle.OR rather,much easier to get a PHD Than 2 get 4 one to earn and pay mortgage and bills in order to survive the exotic system. It is the Fucking 9ja govt dat has reduced her citizery to this dehumanising and appalling conditions.