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Adoboli detained

Kweku Adoboli
Reuters

Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader convicted of fraud, was detained when he attended his weekly appointment earlier today.

His spokesperson said he had been transported to the Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre.

Adoboli has been fighting deportation to Ghana, where he was born and left at the age of four. He has lived in the UK since he was 12.

Foreign nationals sentenced to more than four years are automatically considered for deportation.

He was released from prison in 2015 after serving four years of a seven-year sentence for a £1.4bn fraud at Swiss bank UBS.

UBS rogue trader fights deportation

Kweku Adoboli
BBC

The ex-UBS trader who served four years of a seven-year sentence for a £1.4bn fraud has made a last-ditch bid to block his deportation to Ghana, where he was born.

Kweku Adoboli is expected to be put on a charter flight late on Tuesday, his lawyer has said.

Adoboli's legal team is seeking an injunction and a judicial review of the decision, arguing his removal was not necessary to serve the public interest.

He was released in 2015.