Immigration raid in Great Yarmouth

A Namibian man living in Great Yarmouth has appeared in court on suspicion of making a fraudulent asylum claim.

Olaff Gabohumise, 29, was arrested on Wednesday by officers from the UK Border Agency's Immigration Crime Team at the home in Hall Plain he shared with his English girlfriend and their two-year-old son.

He is accused of making an asylum claim and registering the birth of his son under a false name and nationality.

Gabohumise appeared at Yarmouth Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with obtaining leave to remain by deception, perjury in relation to the birth certificate, seeking to avoid immigration enforcement action and cannabis possession.

He has been remanded in custody until 2 February when he will appear for a plea and case management hearing at Norwich Crown Court.

Anyone with information about suspected abuse of the immigration system can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/report-immigration-crime.

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