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Obama's half-brother denied a visa

President Barack Obama's half brother was denied a visa to return to Britain after giving officials a fake name after being accused for sexual assault last year.

According to News of the World, Samson Obama was arrested by British police last November who accused him of sexually assaulting a girl. Samson Obama gave officers a false identity at the time of his arrest, claiming to be Henry Aloo, the report said. He was fingerprinted but not charged, and he left Britain.

S. Obama was caught trying to re-enter Britain in order to visit family members when he was stopped by immigration.

“This was obviously an extremely sensitive issue when it was flashed up by the database,” an unidentified official in the British Home Office said in an interview with the New York Times.

The Border Agency, which is responsible for immigration issues, said, “We will oppose the entry of individuals to the U.K. where we believe their presence is not conducive to the public good.”