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Mum to be deported over false documents

PUBLISHED: 10:06 10 June 2010 | UPDATED: 18:00 25 August 2010

A MOTHER who gave birth to three children in the UK is facing deportation to Sierra Leone after she was sent to prison for falsifying immigration documents.

A MOTHER who gave birth to three children in the UK is facing deportation to Sierra Leone after she was sent to prison for falsifying immigration documents.

Sierra Leone-born Aminata Koroma, 36, of Grove Lane, Plumstead, duped the Department of Work and Pensions into giving her a national insurance number, which she used to claim £9,963.38 in income support as a single parent while living with the father of her youngest child.

Judge Ian Karsten QC told the sobbing mother-of-four at Blackfriars Crown Court last Friday that she should not be granted the "right to family life" under Human Rights legislation and should be deported.

He said she could challenge the Border Agency's decision to seek deportation under European Human Rights legislation, but that it should not be removed after serving her 12 month prison sentence. Judge Karsten he said: "I don't think it is desirable you stay in this country.

"Being a burden on the state for the past three years, you do not have a good claim.

"You used forged documents to remain in this country when you were not entitled to and obtained state benefits."

Koroma was arrested on March 23 after a review of her benefit claim revealed false documents were used to establish identity.

She told investigators she claimed political asylum on entering the UK, after her father and brother were murdered by rebels in her homeland, but there is no record of such a claim. After giving birth to her eldest daughter in Sierra Leone, Koroma claims a cruel Dutchman brought her to Holland and she then fled to London, immersing herself in Peckham's African community and earning cash via prostitution.

The mother paid £1,500 for the bogus Home Office letter and, after obtaining her national insurance number, illegally worked at a care home and for ISS UK Ltd, earning £20,564.90 between April 2005 and October 2006.

Jobless cleaner Koroma, whose four daughters aged eight months, two nine and 15 years have at least three different fathers, pleaded guilty to two counts of using a false instrument on November 26, 2004, a forged Sierra Leone passport and Home Office letter.

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