The Defendant faced two counts of facilitating unlawful immigration, having applied for British passports on behalf of two babies, with a view to bringing them from Nigeria to the United Kingdom.  Notwithstanding that DNA and ultrasound evidence subsequently revealed that the Defendant was not the babies’ mother, as claimed, she maintained that she had conceived with the assistance of traditional herbal medicine, a factor which led the media to dub the case as the ‘miracle baby’ trial.

Despite the fact that the Defendant was convicted after a contested trial, Gwawr Thomas was able to secure a suspended sentence for her client.

To read press coverage of the case, see here.