Nigerian-born British lawmaker jailed for lying

A Nigerian-born British lawmaker, Fiona Onasanya, was, on Tuesday, sentenced to three months in prison for lying in order to avoid a speeding ticket.

According to The Guardian UK, the Peterborough MP was sentenced to three months imprisonment after the court found her guilty of perverting the course of justice and was told she would serve half her sentence.

The lawmaker appeared at the Old Bailey in London alongside her brother, Festus Onasanya, who pleaded guilty to three similar charges and was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment.

Fiona Onasanya was sentenced Tuesday at the Old Bailey courthouse in London.

The 35-year-old was expelled from the Labour Party after her conviction but continues to be a serving member of Parliament as an independent.

She was found guilty of perverting the course of justice by telling police someone else was driving her car when she was caught by a speed camera driving too fast in July, 2017.

Her brother was sentenced to 10 months in prison for his role in the deception.

Onasanya has launched an appeal against her conviction.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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