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My son made wrongful judgement – Adoboli’s father

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Kweku Adoboli

The father of the suspected rogue trader who was arrested at 3am Thursday September 15, 2011 in London has spoken about his son’s arrest.

Mr. John Adoboli, who once worked for the United Nations spoke to British newspapers, The Daily Telegraph and the Independent.

He told the Daily Telegraph from his Tema residence that his son had made “a mistake or wrongful judgement.”

“We are all here reading all the materials and all the things being said about him. The family is heartbroken because this is not our way of life.

“I brought them up to be God-fearing and to appreciate decency. Growing up and through to school days they were very brilliant and respectful,” he said.

“I am hoping he’d be granted bail soon so that I can hear his side of the story,” he told the Independent.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Mr Adoboli was educated at the £19,635-per-year Ackworth boarding school near Pontefract, West Yorks, and is described as a “computer whiz” by friends. Neighbours said he had been working long hours recently, often at night, and rarely seemed to be at his east London home.

Before he was arrested, he had changed his status on his Facebook page to “I need a miracle”, the publication said.

The 31-year-old’s unauthorised trading caused the UBS a loss of $2 billion.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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