Nigerian Man, Joseph Iwueke Arrested Minutes Before Sham Marriage In UK

Date: 03-02-2015 4:02 pm (7 years ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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Nigerian Joseph Iwueke was due to marry Slovakian Ingrida Stojkova in Leeds last July so he could stay in Britain. But they were arrested moments before their fake wedding was due to start after officials at a pre-marriage meeting noticed the groom reading details about his supposed bride from the back of his hand.
Iwueke , Stojkova and two wedding 'fixers' have now been jailed for conspiracy to facilitate a breach of UK immigration law.
Nigerian Joseph Iwueke, 33, was due to marry Slovakian Ingrida Stojkova, 29, in Leeds last July so he could stay in Britain. But they were arrested moments before their fake wedding was due to start after officials at a pre-marriage meeting noticed the groom reading details about his supposed bride from the back of his hand. Iwueke, Stojkova and two others have now been jailed for conspiracy to facilitate a breach of UK immigration law. Leeds Crown Court heard that authorities had been tipped off by a registrar who became suspicious when the pair attended the register office a month earlier and were unable to spell each other's names. Two other men - Obinna Odelugo, 49, and Robert Stojka - were also arrested at the ceremony and found in possession of bundles of cash. They were described as the 'fixers' who arranged the fake wedding for financial gain. Odelugo ran from the ceremony room in West Yorkshire but was found hiding in a toilet cubicle.

Stojka had initially claimed to be acting as an interpreter for Stojvoka, of Bolton, Lancashire. Nadim Bashir, prosecuting, said: 'His arrival in jogging bottoms to the wedding ceremony left a lot to be desired as to his real purpose in attending.' Iwueke was jailed for two years and nine months and Stojkova was given a 15-month sentence after they pleaded guilty to to conspiracy to facilitate a breach of immigration law.

 Odelugo, of London, and Stojka, of Bolton, Greater Manchester, were both given sentences of two years and three months after also admitting conspiracy to facilitate a breach of immigration law. Stojka was ordered to pay back £1,000 within seven days, while Odelugo was ordered to pay back £2,000. The court heard Iwueke was desperate to be married to someone from an EU country so he could remain in the UK. He will be deported after completing the prison sentence. Stojkova agreed to be his bride in the hope that she would make a financial gain to help make a better life in the UK for her and her son. When confronted by officers, Iwueke and Stojkova continued to insist that their marriage was genuine, but when they were asked they were still unable to spell each other's surname, the court heard
Iwueke was unable to tell officers Stojkova's date of birth, where in Slovakia she was from, where she lived and what her house was like. Stojkova told police she met Iwueke in a nightclub in Bolton and they had arranged to meet for coffee the next day, despite not having a common language. When pressed by officers to name and describe the nightclub she became upset and began shouting that she did not want to talk anymore and that she loved Iwueke. Sentencing, Judge Sally Cahill QC said to Iwueke: 'This conspiracy involved you Iwueke, who had come to this country from elsewhere, you had been due to leave this country in July last year. 'Instead of staying through lawful channels you entered into an arranged marriage. 'You were the groom and in my view the person who had the most to gain as you would have been free to stay in this country.' She told Stojka and Odelugo they arranged this marriage 'purely for financial gain' and an 'opportunity to make some quick money'. Judge Cahill told Stojkova: 'You entered this arrangement because you hoped you would be looked after. You clearly didn't know each other. 'You saw an opportunity for yourself to gain a better life. In my view you had the least to gain.' After the case, Home Office investigator Mark Runagall, from Immigration Enforcement Criminal Investigations, said: 'This group are now paying the price for what was a cynical attempt to bypass the UK's immigration laws. 'Sham marriage abuse will not be tolerated. We work closely with registrars to identify suspicious marriages and we will rigorously pursue those who try to cheat the system. 'Whether you are an organiser or a participant, we will catch up with you and you will be sent to prison.'

Iwueke (left) was jailed for two years and Odelugo (right) was given a two-year, three-month sentence


Posted: at 3-02-2015 04:02 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
- Giftous1 at 3-02-2015 04:11 PM (7 years ago)
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Uhmmm
Posted: at 3-02-2015 04:11 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Opeyemi66 at 3-02-2015 04:43 PM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes............
Posted: at 3-02-2015 04:43 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- DrSoba at 3-02-2015 04:45 PM (7 years ago)
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Hmmmm
Posted: at 3-02-2015 04:45 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- victorstic1 at 3-02-2015 04:46 PM (7 years ago)
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WHO IS TO BLAME? THE gods ARE NOT TO BLAME  BUT NIGERIAN GOVT.
Posted: at 3-02-2015 04:46 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- walexyta at 3-02-2015 04:50 PM (7 years ago)
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This is an old news!
Posted: at 3-02-2015 04:50 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- echeeche at 3-02-2015 05:12 PM (7 years ago)
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what a tragedy go back to your country
Posted: at 3-02-2015 05:12 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Abubu86 at 3-02-2015 05:22 PM (7 years ago)
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Bad business. These are d people dat use 2 spoil our name abroad. They should face d consequence squarely
Posted: at 3-02-2015 05:22 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickman2 at 3-02-2015 06:02 PM (7 years ago)
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na docu wahala oooh..
Posted: at 3-02-2015 06:02 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- maxzy277 at 3-02-2015 06:42 PM (7 years ago)
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Moda foka nigga.
Posted: at 3-02-2015 06:42 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- angesco at 3-02-2015 07:49 PM (7 years ago)
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Now that the slave trade is over, Africans have to find other ways of staying in the "Promised Land!"

What a farce!
Posted: at 3-02-2015 07:49 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fdkenny at 3-02-2015 08:01 PM (7 years ago)
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Real mother phyukers!
Posted: at 3-02-2015 08:01 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kelly_kelly3 at 3-02-2015 08:08 PM (7 years ago)
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 Abubu86 (2284)  YOU HAVE BIG mouth why cant you stay in common Ghana and see how surviving in foreign nation is easy, you that is on your parent feeding bottle ....abroad is not easy is ppl that are there  know that is fight to survive trip and unpredictable journey ...phyuk Nigeria government who are britiko?even marriage in abroad is advance slavery self bcos all foreigner be like ATM machine for their married pikin
Posted: at 3-02-2015 08:08 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- osarobo62 at 3-02-2015 08:09 PM (7 years ago)
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an ignoramus idea......why can't they just take one day or a couple of hours and prepare for these events.
this is the UK ,not Nigeria where nobody cares or have been bribed.
Posted: at 3-02-2015 08:09 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- dareper at 3-02-2015 08:19 PM (7 years ago)
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Bad market
Posted: at 3-02-2015 08:19 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- sweetypweety at 3-02-2015 11:09 PM (7 years ago)
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Na real bad market
Posted: at 3-02-2015 11:09 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Purpleone at 3-02-2015 11:50 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: Abubu86 on  3-02-2015 05:22 PM
Bad business. These are d people dat use 2 spoil our name abroad. They should face d consequence squarely
Name wey don spoil since 1960 abeg make dem free the guy give am Fine to pay joorrrr
Posted: at 3-02-2015 11:50 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- steveoneal at 3-02-2015 11:54 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: osarobo62 on  3-02-2015 08:09 PM
an ignoramus idea......why can't they just take one day or a couple of hours and prepare for these events.
this is the UK ,not Nigeria where nobody cares or have been bribed.
I  wonder ooo, even couple of hours is too short to do training they need before proceeding on such venture. they should have been properly drilled but heading to registry.
Posted: at 3-02-2015 11:54 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Nicksam at 4-02-2015 08:35 AM (7 years ago)
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VERY SORRY
Posted: at 4-02-2015 08:35 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- PeacetoU at 4-02-2015 09:34 AM (7 years ago)
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Their cup was full if not they would have prepared before going. How many hours will it take them to cram each other's information.
Posted: at 4-02-2015 09:34 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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