RGU student faces deportation to Nigeria following string of voyeurism charges

He sent her pornographic images of a horse and a woman

An RGU student who secretly filmed a woman "doing a private act" has pleaded guilty to multiple voyeurism charges and now faces the prospect of deportation.

The 35-year-old attended Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, where he admitted to secretly filming the woman last July “doing a private act, with the intention of enabling himself or another to look at the image”.

The Merkland Road East resident also pleaded guilty to a second charge of purposefully sending the same woman a “sexually explicit recording” two weeks later, and third charge of being in the possession of “extreme pornographic images depicting a horse and an adult woman”.

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The prosecution requested Sheriff Graham Buchanan push for Bokolo's deportation to Nigeria.

Bokolo’s lawyer said: “my client is anxious that such a recommendation is not made as it would scupper his chances of ever being able to come back to the UK for his PhD”.

The defence explained Bokolo had “been planning on going back to Nigeria to secure employment sponsorship in order to return to Aberdeen to undertake his PhD,” and that he had made a “gross misjudgement” by committing the offences. Burgess added that Bokolo is “someone who is unlikely to commit further offences”.

As reported in The Press and Journal, Sheriff Buchanan said: “These are offences which could justify a custodial sentence, but I will take into account that this was your first offence. However, I am of the view that the matter is of such seriousness that it would be appropriate to make the recommendation you be deported.”

Bokolo will be on the sex offenders register for the next five years and was ordered to carry out 160 hours of community service within the next eight months.