MAN FACING DEPORTATION FOUND WITH FORGED RESIDENT PERMIT

Magistrates have fined a man who was found in possession of a fake resident permit whilst being searched at Newport Police Station.

Anthony Kwaramba, 40, of Whitelaw Road in Southampton, was arrested and booked into custody on unrelated matters on 2nd January this year.

Liz Miller, prosecuting, explained to the court that officers located the immigration pass in Kwaramba’s wallet during a search of his possessions. The card stated he had indefinite leave until 2029. However, when Police searched the national computer it was flagged up that he was actually facing deportation.

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The Home Office was contacted and confirmed that the pass was in fact a forgery. The 40-year-old’s immigration status expired in 2014.

Kwaramba was interviewed and he admitted that he knew the permit was a fake. He appeared in court today (Tuesday) and pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

Defending, Mr Osborne said that his client has purchased the forgery because he was embarrassed at being stopped in the street when he was with his family – his wife and 2 children – and being asked for his ID.

The court heard that Kwaramba is a carer for his wife, who has mental health issues. The family are in receipt of benefits as their sole income.

Magistrates fined Anthony Kwarmba £120 and ordered him to pay £85 costs with a £34 surcharge.

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Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
4 months ago

Ok, so what happens now then…?
Is he an illegal immigrant or not ?
Embarrassed at being stopped by police in front of wives and children ?
I would love to say ( but I can’t, because of being branded a racist ) go back to your own country, and the only reason that you have been flagged up is because you are on the police data base of indulging in criminal activity.

Dicky Daniels
Dicky Daniels
4 months ago

Another asset for our country. Little wonder Johnson is hiking all our bills.

Terry
Terry
Reply to  Dicky Daniels
4 months ago

What does the fine do . it will only cause hardship to his wife and children .

bob
bob
Reply to  Terry
4 months ago

it’s us that’s paying it via his benefits anyway

Lady Dunstanding
Lady Dunstanding
4 months ago

Any difference between this case and all my new ‘neighbours’ on the Tuesday after Boris’ first, so called, lockdown? They were illegal too. No, sorry, all local and really need their houses and flats for time of crises, carnivals, and Cowes week. Whilst people born here bring up their kiddies in bed and breakfast establishments. It’s not just foreign folk. It’s mostly our own privileged lot driving us into early graves.

Old school.
Old school.
4 months ago

On the take, giving nothing back, what a diverse asset.

lucas
lucas
Reply to  Old school.
4 months ago

And they arrive by the thousand every month.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
4 months ago

why is he on the island or is councillor stephens going to include him and his family in the “in need of modular housing”

get rid of these parasites, they are a burden on the UK taxpayers

Pippin
Pippin
4 months ago

So how come he hasn’t been deported then?

David Patrick
David Patrick
4 months ago

Illegal immigrant in receipt of benefits…!!…how..?…ridiculous

John Doe
John Doe
4 months ago

Thr old mental health card gets played yet again.As a carer i believe you are entitled to an increased allowence from the great british tax payer.Maybe a fresh start in a new counrty is just what she needs?
It seems Mr Kowaramba’s stay here has been less than sucessful.
Yes a fresh start would be great for everyone involved

Jack sprat
Jack sprat
4 months ago

Just send him and his family back to the place he came from .he was nicked for committing a crime in the first place .

 

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