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Arrests over ‘marriage’
10:41am Tuesday 4th March 2014 in News
FOUR people have appeared in court on suspicion of organising a sham marriage in Hampshire.
Immigration officials arrested a French woman and a man from Cameroon at Winchester Register Office on Friday.
Two more people were later arrested at an address in Winchester High Street.
All four have been charged with conspiracy to facilitate the commission of a breach of UK immigration law by a non European Union person. The “bride” has been named as Olivia Godefroy, 21, from London.
She has also been charged with bigamy, doing an act to facilitate the commission of a breach of UK immigration law by a non EU person and conspiracy to do an act to facilitate the commission of a breach of UK immigration law by a non EU person.
Also charged with conspiracy was “groom” Devine Atalako Abanda, 26, of Uxbridge; Armand Pacombe Djedje, 29, from the Ivory Coast, and Olivier Attie, 30, from Belgium.
The four were remanded in custody after appearing at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court.
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