Nigerian-born British lawmaker, Fiona Onasanya, charged for ‘lying to police twice’
By Temitope Ojo
Nigerian-born British lawmaker, Fiona Onasanya, 34, has been charged with perverting the course of justice by lying to police twice over speeding.
The 34-year-old faces two counts of perverting the course of justice. Her brother Festus Onasanya, 33, faces three counts of the same offence.
They are both due to appear at the Old Bailey on 13 August.
The charges allege they intended to pervert the course of justice by driving a vehicle in excess of the speed limit, falsely informing the investigating authorities that a third party had been the driver and enabling them, as a consequence, to avoid such prosecution and punishment.
During the July incident, Ms Onasanya is alleged to have been driving – and during the August incident, her brother is alleged to have been driving.
She appeared at Westminster magistrates’ court on July 12 and is expected in court again on August Ms Onasanya, who was a solicitor before being elected to Parliament, is a Labour whip, meaning she is responsible for party discipline.
She won the Peterborough seat with a majority of just 607 votes, ousting Tory Stewart Jackson.