👤 By Christian Smith, DENISAURUS News
Fiona Oluyinka Onasanaya, 35, a Member of Parliament of British descent has been sentenced to jail for lying to cover up a speeding ticket.
The 35-year-old, who was elected to represent Peterbrough in 2017, connived with her 34-year-old brother, Festus to pass the ticket to Aleks Antipow, despite being the one behind the wheel of a vehicle that was speeding on 24 July 2017 and 23 August 2017.
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Ms Onansaya, who has been suspended by the Labour party, is appealing the judgement and hopes she can continue to serve as an MP after she serves her three-month sentence.
But, many have called for her to do the honourable thing and resign.
DENISAURUS News understand that if ten percent of the electorate in her constituency sign a recall petition, the lawmaker might go on to lose her seat through a by-election.
Sentencing her today, the judge said: “It’s a tragedy that you have found yourselves here and, in this predicament, but it’s a tragedy that you have brought on yourselves.”