Caught In The Act: Nigerian Groom And Portugese Wife Had Been Living And Working in UK Illegally
Police officers interrupt a sham wedding between a Nigerian man living illegally in the UK and a Portuguese woman.
Home Office immigration officers swooped on the ceremony, which was held at a registry office in Harrow, North London.
The man, 32, has now been sent back to Nigeria, and the woman, 22, is on bail until November 7.
Police interrupted the marriage in front of guests and took the bride and groom for questioning separately.
It emerged that they knew little about each other and that the man was working in the UK illegally.
‘A marriage is supposed to be the happiest day in your life. Well, in this case, the couple certainly got a day they won’t forget.’