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Nigerian Man Arrested at Wedding for Overstaying his Visa in the UK



Imagine leaving home with the intention of attending a wedding, but ending up in detention? That was the case of a Nigerian man who was apprehended at the venue of a wedding in Falkirk, Scotland for overstaying his visa.

According to the BBC report, he was to be a witness at a wedding in Falkirk where he was caught and later detained by the UK Border Agency.

The agency said it had received intelligence that the 31-year-old who had travelled to Falkirk from the Leicester area was to attend the ceremony at Falkirk registration office on 15th November, 2012. Officers arrested the Nigerian man after it was confirmed he had overstayed his visa.

Anna Beattie, from the agency in Scotland told the BBCThis operation shows that it does not matter where in the UK you travel to, if you are here illegally and seeking to evade our immigration laws you can expect to be found by us and removed from the UK. The UK Border Agency is working with colleagues at registration offices throughout Scotland and receives intelligence from a wide variety of sources. We will not hesitate to act against those who mistakenly believe that they can abuse the immigration system.”

The man is now being held in detention while steps are taken to remove him back to Nigeria.

And you might be wondering what happened to the wedding? Well, the marriage, between a 32-year-old Nigerian man and a 25-year-old Hungarian woman, did not take place. Rather, officers said they were also making further enquiries about the prospective groom’s immigration status.

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. Natruetalk

    November 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    he is in for a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong thing!

  2. phummie

    November 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Not fair on the couple that thier wedding had to be on hold, they even want to start investigating the groom? me no likey. Nyway morale of it all, Plz respect urself and travel wiv valid documents and obey immigration rules.

  3. PT

    November 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Running around like a lost sheep.

  4. Chattyzee

    November 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Now, that’s a real test of love for the wife or rather, bride-to-be…

  5. habba!

    November 20, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    wow! i pray for him

  6. sj

    November 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    LOL!!!! why soooo desperate????!!!!

  7. Wales

    November 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Has use his own to koba d groom dey do arrangey wedding

  8. aypumpinn

    November 21, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    may the favour of God see him through!

  9. essenceoflife

    November 22, 2012 at 10:15 am

    haha you’ve got to love the Brits’ dry wit LMAO @ “We will not hesitate to act against those who mistakenly believe that they can abuse the immigration system.”… really lol….mistakenly believe….lol….Brilliant!

  10. Oyinda

    January 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Akoba galore. Oops, to d groom.

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