Lyneham man accused of arranging sham marriage

A man has appeared before a judge accused of making arrangements for a sham marriage to take place.

Gbenga Abijo is said to have conspired to do an act to facilitate the commission of a breach of UK immigration law.

It is alleged the 29-year-old, of Melsome Road, Lyneham, took part in an arrangement for Mukaila Abijo, a non EU citizen, to marry an EU citizen.

No charge was put to the defendant and he did not enter a plea during the brief hearing at Swindon Crown Court.

Judge Douglas Field adjourned the case to February 3 and released Abijo on bail until then.

It is said than in January and February this year he took part in arrangement for a sham marriage at Swindon Register Office between Mukaila Abijo, 27, and Vanessa Mendes, 21.

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