A NIGERIAN woman who arranged for fellow Africans to travel illegally around Europe in a scam centred on Stansted has been jailed for two years.

The 33-year-old, who gave her name as Oluwaytin Oshodi, pleaded guilty to eight charges at Woolwich Crown Court – seven of assisting unlawful immigration within the EU and one of possession of fraudulent ID documents.

Oshodi, whose identity is disputed, was arrested by officers from the UK Border Agency’s Criminal and Financial Investigations Team at her home address in Brownhill Road, London, on 29 February this year.

Officers had been led to the address after two Nigerian nationals – Richard Aboro, 35, and Sandra Njaka, 23 – were arrested at Stansted Airport on February 4 as they attempted to board a flight to Tours in France using fake British passports. Checks revealed that their tickets had been purchased by Oshodi.

Further checks revealed that she had made five other bookings for African nationals to travel out of Stansted to Valencia using fake travel documents.

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