225 sham marriages and a human rights farce that will make you weep: Benefits fraudster should have been kicked out of Britain ten years ago but ‘appealed for his right to family life’ because he had two sons
Amankou Ndoli was head of a criminal gang arranging sham marriages
His ruse allowed non-EU nationals to secure residency and claim benefits
Ndoli should have been deported from the UK in 2006 for an earlier scam
Police discovered Ndoli had a bank account containing some £2,000,000
By NEIL TWEEDIE and CHRISTIAN GYSIN FOR THE DAILY MAIL
19 March 2016
There are hundreds of people living in this country illegally, thanks largely to the work of one man: Amankou Ndoli. Those few inclined to believe government assurances that our borders are adequately policed and our welfare system is secure against systematic fraud, need only examine the case of this resourceful African to conclude the opposite.
Ndoli, 48, did not just violate the UK’s immigration and benefit controls, he made a mockery of them. As the ringleader of a gang who arranged at least 225 sham marriages, allowing non-EU nationals to secure residency here, and the mass production of fake IDs to enable benefits fraud on a grand scale, he drained millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money.
And millions more could potentially be lost in the future, as the people he illegally brought here may well continue to claim benefits. Frighteningly, we cannot be precise because even the authorities cannot be sure how many of these fraudulent immigrants remain living in Britain.
Worse than that, Amankou Andre Ndoli carried out these numerous scams when, by any logical calculation, he should not have been here.
Originally from the Ivory Coast, he was meant to be deported from the UK in 2006, immediately after his release from a two-year sentence for arranging a sham marriage in exchange for £2,500.
It is not clear how he had the right originally to live in Britain, but we know that he first resided here in 1992, with leave to remain until 2008. Yet he should have had this privilege revoked as soon as he was released from prison.
But he had two sons, born here in 1994 and 1998, and could therefore assert his ‘human right to family life’. The lawyers and bureaucrats got to work on his appeals, and, a decade later, Mr Ndoli is still here. It is not obvious how he achieved this — because the Home Office can’t or won’t tell us, but manage it he did.
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