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Kweku Adoboli Ghana bound after appeal rejection

By Michael Eli Dokosi
Kweku Adoboli
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Ghanaian born U.K resident Kweku Adoboli has lost his appeal against deportation to Ghana.

Mr. Adoboli was convicted on fraud charges after his unauthorised trading caused a loss of $2.2bn for Swiss bank UBS leading to a 2012 sentence of seven years.

Since gaining his freedom in 2015, Adoboli, son of UN diplomat, has strived to remain in the United Kingdom but foreign nationals sentenced to more than four years are automatically considered for deportation.

The Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber noted “while he was socially and culturally integrated into the United Kingdom, his family was in Ghana” and that Mr Adoboli “had not established that there would be very significant obstacles in his reintegration into life in Ghana.”


Mr Adoboli feeling perhaps that he was made a scapegoat stated UBS staff had been urged to take risks until they got "a slap on the back of the wrist" by senior managers.