A HUSBAND and wife have been convicted of supplying false information to avoid a plethora of speeding fines.
Dr Iziegbuwa Omoregie. 33. and Mr Allison Omoruyi, 39, both formally of Farm Meadow Road, Wigan, and now of Sunderland Close, Woodley, pleaded guilty to conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
Both Dr Iziegbuwa Omoregie and Mr Allison Omoruyi not only flagrantly flouted the driving laws, but actively attempted to mislead policeConstable Steve Oliver
This morning,(Monday) they were both sentenced to three months prison sentence suspended for 12 months, 80 hours unpaid work and each received a £1,500 fine.
Dr Iziegbuwa Omoregie was also banned from driving for 12 months.
Between February 2013 and September 2013 a Peugeot 307 registered to Mr Omoruyi activated automatic speed cameras on nine separate occasions.
Each time a Notices of Intention to Prosecute was sent to him, and each time they were returned completed with the falsified names and addresses of people from foreign countries who were not responsible for the driving offences.
The couple then changed cars to a Nissan Quashqai, this time registered to Dr Iziegbuwa Omoregie, and between April 2014 and May 2014 the pair racked up a further two speeding offences.
Once again, they provided false information on the Notices of Intention to Prosecute.
Both Dr Iziegbuwa Omoregie and Mr Allison Omoruyi were then arrested and interviewed for the offences; and they both continued the fabricated accounts that different foreign residents were driving the vehicles at the time of the speeding offences.
Subsequent investigations revealed that Dr Iziegbuwa Omoregie had been driving for each of the 11 occasions where the speed cameras had been activated.
Constable Steve Oliver said: “Both Dr Iziegbuwa Omoregie and Mr Allison Omoruyi not only flagrantly flouted the driving laws, but actively attempted to mislead police.
“They were quite happy to waste police time and have shown a complete disregard for the law with their actions.
“They have both now paid the price for their disrespect for the driving laws, sustaining damage to their reputations, a total of £3000 between them and 160 hours of working in the community.
“I hope this makes a strong point that no matter what your standing in society, no one is above the law and you will eventually be held to account for what you have done.”