A Ghanaian born British citizen, who was convicted of fraud in the United Kingdom in 2012 has accused authorities of that country of racism.
Kweku Adoboli, a former trader is facing deportation to Ghana, after being detained by police in Scotland.
“The fact that I was born in a different country and have different-coloured skin became part of the labeling process,” Adoboli said.
“It was no longer, Kweku Adoboli who went to Yorkshire at the age of 12, became head boy of his school, went to Nottingham University, contributed to the students’ union, became campus brand ambassador for UBS, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. It was ‘Ghanaian-born rogue trader Adoboli,’ he added.
A Home Office spokesperson had said that, foreign nationals who abused the UK’s hospitality by committing crimes ‘will be considered for removal.’
The ex-UBS trader, who lost £1.4bn was accused of booking fictitious trades to cover up gambles in the hunt for profits.
During his trial at Southwark Crown Court in 2012, Adoboli had denied the charges, which related to the period between October 2008 and September 2011.
He had told the jury his senior managers were aware of his actions and encouraged him to take risks.
More than 42,800 foreign offenders have been removed from the UK since 2010.”