Sunday, June 15, 2014

Nigerian Woman Jailed For Sham Marriage After She Paid British Man 1000 GBP For Papers

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A Nigerian woman Uzoma Onwuha, 30, and her bogus groom Robert Horvath, 35, have been jailed after authorities decided their recent marriage was a sham ceremony done to give Uzoma papers to remain in Britain.

The woman, Uzoma Onwuha had paid Horvath £1,000 to marry her so that she could get the necessary paperwork to stay in Britain. After wards, the couple exchanged vows at Cardiff register office, in front of strangers they'd met on the way to their ceremony in Cardiff, Wales.

Staff at the register office soon became suspicious because the 'couple' couldn’t give basic details about each other.

Later, a police investigation showed that one guest revealed that he was invited after the pair found him at a bus stop nearby. The fake couple had indeed rounded up more than one guest for their sham wedding from a local bus stop.

Cardiff Crown court heard that as soon as their big day was over the newlyweds went their separate ways.

Onwuha caught a bus back to her home in London alone where she was arrested.

Meanwhile, Horvath was seized in a raid on his home in Newport, South Wales, where he was found living with another woman.

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