Former Rogue UBS Trader Faces Deportation To Ghana

A former trader who was found to be responsible for the largest trading loss in British banking history has been sent to a Lanarkshire detention centre before being deported to Africa.

Kweku Adoboli’s unauthorised trading lost UBS, the Swiss bank, £1.5 billion. He was found guilty of two counts of fraud in 2012 and served four years of a seven-year sentence.

He was held during a fortnightly check-in at Livingston Police Station yesterday and is understood to have been taken to Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre.


His lawyer Jacqueline McKenzie said he’d been told he will not be deported before September 10. She said: “He was detained in Livingston when he went to report today.

“He has been told he won’t be deported to Ghana before September 10 and after that he will be removed without any further notice.

“We’re doing a fresh claim submission for him which we will be putting to the Home Office.”

She said Adoboli left Ghana at the age of four and considered himself settled in the UK, having gone to boarding school here from the age of 12.

A Home Office spokesman said: “All foreign nationals who are given a custodial sentence will be considered for removal.”

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