A MOTHER of two from Thurrock who lived illegally in the UK for 17 years while working for the NHS was jailed for six months.
Adesbi Adegbola, 38, was rejected indefinite leave to remain in the UK ten times but stayed anyway and started a family reports a newspaper.
The woman entered the country legally in 1996 when she was 21 on a six-month visiting visa but when that ran out her application to stay in the UK was rejected.
But Adegboka was able to hoodwink the authorities after she paid for an ‘indefinite leave to remain’ stamp from a contact in the Nigerian community, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.
Judge Owen sentenced her to serve six months in prison to run concurrently for each count and for her passport to be seized but not destroyed.
Adegbola, of Annalee Gardens, South Ockendon, admitted possessing false identification documents and one count of fraud.