An exasperated judge yesterday attacked a failed asylum seeker’s bid to use human rights law to stay in Britain as ‘breathtaking’.

Nigerian Gbenga Sunday has already cost the taxpayer more than £100,000 after being kicked out of the country twice, only to re-enter Britain within months.

But in an astonishing example of the immigration merry-go-round, his lawyers went to court yesterday to argue he should be allowed to stay here – this time because he said he was in a relationship with a Lithuanian woman.

As a result, they claimed, sending Mr Sunday home would breach his right to a private and family life under Article 8 of the Human Rights Act.

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