Folabi Babs Oluwaseun Carew (also know as Babs Carew) was an Immigration Officer who abused his position in attempting to sell a seized passport. He was sentenced to 3 years in prison on 26 September 2008 and has been ordered to serve a minimum of 18 months.
This follows a covert proactive operation carried out by the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS). The investigation was initiated at a very short notice by officers from the Anti-Corruption Team after receiving intelligence that Carew intended to return a passport seized by the British Immigrations Service to its holder, an individual who had been arrested for breaching the conditions of his entry visa by remaining in the UK, for a fee of £1,000.
On 11 October 2007 Carew arranged to meet the passport holder at Blackheath BR Station where, under surveillance, he was seen taking £500 in cash from the passport holder. Shortly afterwards, he was arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office. He was subsequently charged with corruption on 08 January 2008.
This is another case of an individual with an opportunity to live a different life in the UK apparently far from the usual and corrupt Nigerian Society. It's really sad to see that it's not just the political office holders in nigeria that are corrupt, instead bribery and greed has so permeated the Nigeria Society that we cannot stop even when presented with new opportunities outside of the nigerian system - this is the image shown to the outside world!
However, it must be said that there increasingly are nice and honest Nigerians in the UK doing all they can to be good citizen.