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UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by dnative(m): 9:40pm On Oct 15, 2012
Immigration officers 'tried to sneak Nigerian nanny into Britain with false visa application so they could employ her for just £300 a month'

Natasha Vukic, 36, tried to bring nanny to UK as 'cheap labour', jury hears
She allegedly hatched plan while working for UK Border Agency in Nigeria
Vukic's partner James Mooney, 33, also denies immigration charge
Mooney worked for the Foreign Office in Lagos, court told
Couple 'planned to make nanny work 11 hours a day, five days a week'


An immigration officer faked a visa application in an attempt to bring a Nigerian nanny to Britain to work for only £300 a month, a court heard today.

Natasha Vukic, who was working for the UK Border Agency (UKBA) in Nigeria, tried to bring housekeeper Rose Inah back to the UK with her as 'cheap labour', jurors were told.

Vukic, 36, and her partner James Mooney, 33, wrongly claimed that Ms Inah had been working for them in Nigeria for a year to ensure that she would qualify for a visa, it is alleged.
On trial: Immigration officer Natasha Vukic is accused of faking a visa application in an attempt to bring a Nigerian nanny to Britain to work as 'cheap labour'
Accused: Ms Vukic's partner, James Mooney, who worked for the Foreign Office in Lagos, also denies assisting unlawful immigration

On trial: Immigration officer Natasha Vukic (left) and her partner James Mooney (right) are accused of faking a visa application in an attempt to bring a Nigerian nanny to Britain to work as 'cheap labour'

In reality, they had only employed the woman for six months, Inner London Crown Court was told.

Vukic and Mooney, who had also worked as an immigration officer but later took up a management position with the Foreign Office in Lagos, both deny a count of assisting unlawful immigration.

They are alleged to have faked Ms Inah's documents so they could bring her to their home in Coulsdon, south London, where she would have worked 11 hours a day, five days a week, looking after their three year-old son for just £300 a month.

Prosecutor Riel Karmy-Jones told the jury: 'The motive is one of greed. Had they succeeded, had Rose come to the UK for a period of a year, she would have worked for what can only be described as a pittance.'

Vukic and Mooney are alleged to have hatched the plan in May 2011 at a secure compound where government staff were posted.

Miss Karmy-Jones said: 'Their role in this offence is all the more culpable and serious because of what they do, for Natasha Vukic and James Mooney have both considered and approved and refused the applications made by others.

'They have, in effect, stood in judgement over others for the very same offence they have now committed.'

Outlining the allegation, Miss Karmy-Jones said: 'Sometime in the spring of 2011 Natasha Vukic and James Mooney decided to return to the UK.

'Natasha Vukic had obtained a transfer back to the UK. She was due to take up a post in the UKBA’s Criminal and Financial Investigations Unit, based in Croydon.

'She planned to take her young son with her. No doubt on her mind was childcare, and specifically the cost of childcare in London was something that she and James Mooney had to consider.'

The prosecutor added: 'They hit upon a plan that their Nigerian nanny and maid Rose would be the ideal candidate to continue to look after their son when Natasha worked in London.'

Vukic was then said to have filled out a visa application form on their maid’s behalf.

Mooney allegedly submitted the form on May 25 last year, together with a copy of the maid’s contract claiming she had been working for the couple since May 10, 2010.

However, Miss Karmy-Jones told jurors that Ms Inah had only been working for the couple since November 2010 - six months less than they had written on her visa application.

She added: 'In submitting that form, as they did, Natasha Vukic and James Mooney were breaking the law.'

Having been granted the visa, Mooney was said to have asked for it to be reissued as it had only been granted for 11 months as opposed to the full year requested, jurors were told.

This attracted the attention of issuing officer Lindsey Moore, who knew the couple and recalled visiting their flat in the autumn of 2010 before a night out.

On that visit, Mrs Moore had found Vukic annoyed that their maid was late, it is claimed.

Mrs Moore is then said to have heard that the couple had sacked the unreliable maid shortly afterwards and found a replacement called Rose - months later than claimed on the application form.

Further investigation revealed a log showing the previous maid, Georgina, had not handed in her security pass until November 2, 2011 and that Rose had only been issued her first pass sixteen days later, the court heard.

The maid named Georgina was interviewed and confirmed that she had been sacked ‘a few months before Christmas 2010’ after being accused of stealing around £4, it is claimed.

A search of Mooney’s staff email uncovered a message sent by him to a colleague, confirming he and Vukic had hired a new nanny, jurors heard.

Vukic, who had since returned to the UK, was arrested on June 8 last year. She had allegedly emailed a UKBA colleague, saying: 'It’s not looking good, I’ll speak to you later.'

Vukic denied the allegation, as did her partner when he returned to the UK for an interview later that month.

Mooney even claimed that Mrs Moore ‘did not like him because he went out drinking with her husband,’ the court heard.

The trial continues.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2218152/Immigration-officer-faked-visa-application-Nigerian-nanny-employ-just-300-month.html


See them now. And how many times have they looked down on many genuine visa applicants and refused giving visas even when duly merited?
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by justwise(m): 6:32am On Oct 16, 2012
dnative:


See them now. And how many times have they looked down on many genuine visa applicants and refused giving visas even when duly merited?


You can be refused a visa even when you met all requirements, its not a right, its a privilege.

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Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by chucky234(m): 8:46am On Oct 16, 2012
Does anyone pay a nanny as much as £300 in Nigeria? They should have allow the poor woman to follow the couple to UK jare,at least they would have provided her with food and apartment tax free.

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Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by DICKtator: 8:49am On Oct 16, 2012
SEE MODERN DAY SLAVERY. WE DO NOT ONLY WANT THEIR NAMES AS REVEALED, WE WANT THEIR FACES AND HEADS!!!
grin grin grin grin
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by Guapo(m): 9:05am On Oct 16, 2012
chucky234: Does anyone pay a nanny as much as £300 in Nigeria? They should have allow the poor woman to follow the couple to UK jare,at least they would have provided with food and apartment tax free.
that is NGN77,400. the nanny sef go dey vex. "no fight for me na! who send you?" cheesy

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Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by godfadda6(m): 9:05am On Oct 16, 2012
Oyinbo and aproko! Why their colleague go "snitch" on them na! And also the maids "witch" from her village never leave am, and Georgina's babalawo do better juju oh! Chai! This are the issues!

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Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by luvinhubby(m): 9:05am On Oct 16, 2012
And so, what is the crime there, they only want to give Rose a Brighter Rewading Future in U.K (£300 a month wit shelter & food) in exchange for her services, USE WHA U HAVE TO GET WHAT U NEED. Did the Rose complain abeg free them joor!!!
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by XFive: 9:07am On Oct 16, 2012
Cheiiiiiiiii see Bleep up. Why dey no allow the woman change levels? It is better to do Nanny in UK than doing the same Job in VGC
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by cheleku(m): 9:07am On Oct 16, 2012
justwise:

You can be refused a visa even when you met all requirements, its not a right, its a privilege.
Did I just hear you say a privilege? Why set certain requirements then? Nna we are not talking of visa lotteries here!
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by justwise(m): 9:10am On Oct 16, 2012
luvinhubby: And so, what is the crime there, they only want to give Rose a Brighter Rewading Future in U.K (£300 a month wit shelter & food) in exchange for her services, USE WHA U HAVE TO GET WHAT U NEED. Abeg free them joor!!!

You don't see anything wrong in cheating the system? Was the maid qualified for visa? They lied about the number of months they have employed her, the same people who are supposed to prevent fraud are engaging in one. That was the crime.

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Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by JimmyBoy1: 9:12am On Oct 16, 2012
Winch still dey follow the housegirl oo, 300GBP is something she would never earn as a maid in Nigeria, she would never be physically assualted like other madms do in Nigeria, she wont have to pound yam or do any hard labour other than looking after oyinbo baby. She should go for deliverance.

Free accomodation, Feeding and 300pounds,poor girl

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Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by justwise(m): 9:15am On Oct 16, 2012
cheleku:
Did I just hear you say a privilege? Why set certain requirements then? Nna we are not talking of visa lotteries here!

Yes its a privilege, its not your right to be issued a visa, its a privilege to be given one. Requirements are there to screen your application, even at that the embassy still retain the right to refuse you a visa if they deemed it necessary.

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Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by demmie1: 9:32am On Oct 16, 2012
DICKtator: SEE MODERN DAY SLAVERY. WE DO NOT ONLY WANT THEIR NAMES AS REVEALED, WE WANT THEIR FACES AND HEADS!!!
grin grin grin grin
se you dey collect up to £300 monthly? no be slavery you dey do for your own working 9to5 for another person?
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by Kgdavid(m): 9:35am On Oct 16, 2012
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Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by Kgdavid(m): 9:37am On Oct 16, 2012
justwise:

Yes its a privilege, its not your right to be issued a visa, its a privilege to be given one. Requirements are there to screen your application, even at that the embassy still retain the right to refuse you a visa if they deemed it necessary.

wrong thinking. yes it is a privilege of sorts to be granted a visa by any country and it is not mandatory to grant you one even after you meet the requirements but because the border officers are human beings and individuals they have been given guidelines in order to prevent abuses of the system such as those which occurred in the story above. so in theory the right to refuse a visa regardless of requirements being met is retained but in practice there must be justification for refusal of visas and therefore where requirements are met a visa should be granted. the country has the right to refuse you a visa but the individual immigration officer although representative of the country does not quite have the right to do so for no reason otherwise the whole system become arbitrary.

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Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by TCD: 9:37am On Oct 16, 2012
How much does childcare in london cost for them to risk doing something damaging as this? Is it that expensive?

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Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by Kgdavid(m): 9:38am On Oct 16, 2012
justwise:

Yes its a privilege, its not your right to be issued a visa, its a privilege to be given one. Requirements are there to screen your application, even at that the embassy still retain the right to refuse you a visa if they deemed it necessary.

wrong thinking. yes it is a privilege of sorts to be granted a visa by any country and it is not mandatory to grant you one even after you meet the requirements but because the border officers are human beings and individuals they have been given guidelines in order to prevent abuses of the system such as those which occurred in the story above. so in theory the right to refuse a visa regardless of requirements being met is retained but in practice there must be justification for refusal of visas and therefore where requirements are met a visa should be granted. the country has the right to refuse you a visa but the individual immigration officer although representative of the country does not quite have the right to do so for no reason otherwise the whole system become arbitrary.
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by cheddarking(m): 9:41am On Oct 16, 2012
This Nanny needs to go to MFM and Cele...

Make them wash her head well well...because its obvious now that the IYAs back home are not happy with her...
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by drumma(m): 9:41am On Oct 16, 2012
chucky234: Does anyone pay a nanny as much as £300 in Nigeria? They should have allow the poor woman to follow the couple to UK jare,at least they would have provided with food and apartment tax free.

you're so on point... 300pound with free accommodation and feed excluding taxes and some idiots would say its slavery.... even me who went all the way to achieve an international certificate is yet to earn 100pound per month... yet they talk of slavery. if that girl had gone for 5yrs and come back to the country im sure she'll be rich enough to even enslave some people here.... mschew

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Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by bigtt76(f): 9:45am On Oct 16, 2012
I'm telling you o! Even some graduates don't get that much these days not to talk of a non-skilled labor like her. Abeg make den leave dem joooor! Tot it was even in Naija they caught them sef.

chucky234: Does anyone pay a nanny as much as £300 in Nigeria? They should have allow the poor woman to follow the couple to UK jare,at least they would have provided with food and apartment tax free.
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by BetaThings: 9:58am On Oct 16, 2012
justwise:

Yes its a privilege, its not your right to be issued a visa, its a privilege to be given one. Requirements are there to screen your application, even at that the embassy still retain the right to refuse you a visa if they deemed it necessary.

The man is saying that they don't extend the privilege to those who are more deserving, but are rigging it for somebody who is obviously not qualified

BTW - what is wrong with these people? Minimum wage for educated people is N18,000. Somebody is going to make, aside from free food and lodging, N75,000 monthly (how many graduates make that) and they are calling it pittance
They should come back for another nanny. How much are nannies making in Nigeria?
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by EreluY(f): 10:14am On Oct 16, 2012




Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by justwise(m): 10:18am On Oct 16, 2012
Kgdavid:

wrong thinking. yes it is a privilege of sorts to be granted a visa by any country and it is not mandatory to grant you one even after you meet the requirements [b]but because the border officers are human beings and individuals they have been given guidelines in order to prevent abuses of the system such as those which occurred in the story above. so in theory the right to refuse a visa regardless of requirements being met is retained [/b]but in practice there must be justification for refusal of visas and therefore where requirements are met a visa should be granted. the country has the right to refuse you a visa but the individual immigration officer although representative of the country does not quite have the right to do so for no reason otherwise the whole system become arbitrary.

Wrong thinking but you went ahead and repeat everything i said? Outside the guildline the immigration officer has to judge whether the trip to the UK will be of any benefit to the application, e.g, if somebody with no strong tie (no good job, no business, not married) to Nigeria applies to visit the UK, even if he met all requirements his chances of getting a visa is very very limited because he has little or nothing to persuade him/her to return to Nigeria if given a visa, again..if an applicant borrowed money to boast his bank balance so as to meet the financial requirement and this applicant can not prove with paper evidence the source of that money then he stand a very little chance of getting a visa even as he met all requirements

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Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by justwise(m): 10:23am On Oct 16, 2012
BetaThings:

The man is saying that they don't extend the privilege to those who are more deserving, but are rigging it for somebody who is obviously not qualified

BTW - what is wrong with these people? Minimum wage for educated people is N18,000. Somebody is going to make, aside from free food and lodging, N75,000 monthly (how many graduates make that) and they are calling it pittance
They should come back for another nanny. How much are nannies making in Nigeria?

Your understanding of 'more deserving' is not the same as those immigration officers.

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Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by sdiq: 10:31am On Oct 16, 2012
ABEG SHA VACANCY STILL DEY? HA 300 POUNDS NO BE SMALL MONEY O way that stupid man still dey do shakara ontop #5000
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by seyibrown(f): 10:47am On Oct 16, 2012
No surprises!
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by OmoAlata(f): 11:07am On Oct 16, 2012
TCD: How much does childcare in london cost for them to risk doing something damaging as this? Is it that expensive?

It's about £150 a week per child shocked I had to go part-time as we were paying half our salaries on childcare sad
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by OmoTier1(m): 11:13am On Oct 16, 2012
justwise:

You can be refused a visa even when you met all requirements, its not a right, its a privilege.
Why do you always like to be unnecessarily controversial when it comes to UK immigration legislation and try to come across as more knowledgeable than even a QC ? Do you know what is called "LEGITIMATE EXPECTATION" and why it exist in UK immigration legislation?
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by Nobody: 11:49am On Oct 16, 2012
Omo_Tier1:
Why do you always like to be unnecessarily controversial when it comes to UK immigration legislation and try to come across as more knowledgeable than even a QC ? Do you know what is called "LEGITIMATE EXPECTATION" and why it exist in UK immigration legislation?

Thank you.

Omo Alata:

It's about £150 a week per child shocked I had to go part-time as we were paying half our salaries on childcare sad

If you have a live in nanny, some of the salary is offset by the lodging and food provided. Hence, live-in nannies earn between £300-400 per month.
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by debosky(m): 11:56am On Oct 16, 2012
Omo Alata:

It's about £150 a week per child shocked I had to go part-time as we were paying half our salaries on childcare sad

That's even reasonable - there are many areas where the cost is close to £300 a week per child, especially for those that open early and close late. In that sense it was a fantastic plot by the officers - save nearly 3/4ths of what you would usually pay for your child. Awon Ole. grin

justwise:

You can be refused a visa even when you met all requirements, its not a right, its a privilege.

That's really not the point JW - the issue here is that an official that bends the rules in this fashion for his/her own benefit is likely not going to be a rational/objective assessor of applications and may treat applicants unfairly. No one is questioning the underlying principles of visa issuing, just the suitability of these individuals for such a task given their own attempts to manipulate the system.
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by justwise(m): 11:57am On Oct 16, 2012
Omo_Tier1:
Why do you always like to be unnecessarily controversial when it comes to UK immigration legislation and try to come across as more knowledgeable than even a QC ? Do you know what is called "LEGITIMATE EXPECTATION" and why it exist in UK immigration legislation?

Trash.
Re: UKBA Officers Caught In Lagos Filing Fake Visa Application For Maid by BUSHMAN1: 12:01pm On Oct 16, 2012
not bad for a nanny in the uk

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