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Kweku Adoboli to be deported today, say supporters

PICTURED: Kweku Adoboli

A FORMER UBS trader convicted of fraud is to be deported today, his supporters have said.

Kweku Adoboli is believed to have been taken to Heathrow and placed on a flight to Ghana.

Adoboli, 38, has been living in the UK for 26 years.

He is due to fly to Casablanca at 5.10pm today and will be flown from there to Ghana, according to reports.

Campaigners have urged his supporters to oppose his removal onboard the flight.

In a tweet, Keep Kweku, the group campaigning for the former trader to stay in the UK, said: “Kweku is waiting on the tarmac Heathrow Airport knowing he is facing imminent departure but has been given no details of which flight he will be on, told no departure or arrival time. This is inhumane and state sanctioned kidnapping.”

David Lammy tweeted: "As the press is consumed by Brexit, UK Home Office is about to deport Kweku Adoboli to a country he hasn't lived in since age four. This is a disgrace and brings great shame on the UK."

Adoboli was sentenced to seven years for a £1.4 billion fraud. He was released in 2015 after serving four years of his sentence.

Born in Ghana, Adoboli left his birth country aged four and moved to the UK aged 12.

Keep Kweku has said it has confirmation Adoboli is onboard the flight to tweeted: "We have confirmation @KwekuAdoboli is on @KenyaAirways flight KQ101. With five guards. This is @ukhomeoffice in action. No warning, no detail, #Rogue. We have scurried around trying to find details ourselves. #Shambles #HostileEnvironment

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