According to Daily Mail, Fausat and her accomplice Anthony Ezekpo were caught when she transferred £1,000 into Ezekpo’s account on the same day he tried to register the child’s birth certificate. UK police also found out about her fraudulent act through online pictures of the real father Peter Gentry cradling his son at a naming ceremony on September 15, 2014.
Faust Abolore reportedly hired Anthony Ezekpo so she could gain British citizenship, using his name on the baby’s birth certificate and claiming she lived with Ezekpo, providing the UK authorities with a fake address.
Abolore, who gave birth to her son at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich on August 6, 2014, was previously arrested in September last year. The jury was told that Abolore was under Home Office investigation and she had no legal basis to be in the UK. When asked to take a paternity test, Fausat refused.
The police further claimed that Fausat submitted a passport application signed by Ezekpo and countersigned by one Samson Awoyinka who claimed to know Ezekpo for five years from his church congregation. This, however, turned out to be a lie. Both Abolore and Ezepko also deny one count of giving false information when registering a birth and Abolore alone denies seeking leave to remain in the UK by deception.
Fausat has since had a second child with her partner Peter Gentry while her trial continues.