Onasanya, Nigerian-born MP freed after 4 weeks in UK jail


Nigeria-born member of UK Parliament, Ms Fiona Onasanya may return to the House of Commons Wednesday following her release from prison Tuesday.

Onasanya who was given a three-month jail sentence after being convicted of lying about a speeding ticket walked out of prison after just spending 28 days.

MP Fiona Onasanya Tuesday walked out of Bronzefield prison near Ashford, Surrey after serving 28 days and was immediately driven away.

Fiona who was a solicitor before becoming MP for Peterborough was subsequently expelled by Labour party after being convicted.

Having been freed early she will reportedly wear an ankle tag and observe a curfew and could surface in the parliament tomorrow on time to vote in the latest Brexit debate.

The one time Labour parliamentarian was reportedly freed early under an early-release scheme. She was found guilty by an Old Bailey jury in December 2018 of perverting the course of justice by spinning a web of lies to avoid being charged for overspeeding.

She concocted a story with her brother named Cletus to claim that one of their former tenants had been driving her Nissan Micra when it was caught doing 41mph in a 30mph zone in a part of Cambridgeshire.

During investigation it was discovered that the said tenant was in Russia on the day the offence was committed and her phone was logged near the speed camera.

The offence was committed seven weeks into her parliamentary career. Onasanya did not resign as MP even while serving out her prison term despite pressure to do so but was expelled by her party instead. She also appealed against her conviction.

Meanwhile her brother was jailed for 10 months after pleading guilty to thre counts of perverting the course of justice.


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