A UK based Nigerian Lawmaker, Fiona Onasanya, will now be sentenced with her brother after she was found guilty of lying to the police.
The UK based Nigerian Lawmaker who is a former Labour whip, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice following an Old Bailey retrial for lying to police to avoid a speeding charge. The MP who was elected in June 2017 but stood down as a Labour whip last month, was accused of colluding with her brother Festus after her car was clocked going 41mph in a 30mph zone in the village of Thorney near Peterborough, England.
The 35-year-old solicitor who was found guilty of one count of perverting the course of justice three times to avoid speeding points following a retrial at the Old Bailey, will be sentenced with her brother on a date yet to be determined.
A Labour Party spokeswoman who confirmed that the UK based Nigerian Lawmaker will be sentenced with her brother, said:
“The Labour Party is deeply disappointed in Fiona Onasanya’s behaviour. It falls well below what is expected of politicians. She should now resign.
“Fiona Onasanya is being administratively suspended from the Labour Party and therefore the whip with immediate effect.”