Former financial trader Kweku Abodoli loses deportation fight

Campaigners for a former financial trader say he has been deported after losing his fight to remain in the UK.

Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 6:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 6:59 pm
Former UBS banker Kweku Adoboli. Picture: Getty Images

Kweku Adoboli, 38, was fighting removal to Ghana after serving half his sentence for a fraud that cost Swiss bank UBS £1.8 billion.

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Adoboli, who has lived in the UK since the age of 12, was released from Harmondsworth detention centre near London last month before being detained for a second time earlier this week.

The former banker was released from prison in 2015 after serving three-and-a-half years for fraud and had been living in Livingston until his recent detention. Campaigners said Adoboli would be flown to Morocco and then on to Ghana.