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
Fausat, Ezekpo and Awoyinka Image: Daily Mail
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.