Five persons are being detained at the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) in Ikoyi, Lagos for allegedly being in possession of fake American and British visas.
Raji Oluseyi Michael, Adegoke Johnson, Popoola Oladimeji, St. John Ojo Osaghae and Smart Imafidon were said to be members of a syndicate involved in the circulation of forged documents to unsuspecting members of the public seeking to procure genuine visa from embassies.
Raji, Adegoke and Popoola were arrested based on a petition from the Regional Security Office of the United States Consulate in Lagos alleging that Raji had in his Nigerian passport No. No. A04910344, a fake UK visa.
John Ojo Osaghae and Smart Imafidon were arrested for applying for UK visa with forged income tax clearance certificates from the Edo State Board of Internal Revenue Service. SFU Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Isintume-Agu, said John Ojo Osaghae with Nigerian passport No. A0 3916493 applied for a six months visit visa to UK early in November.
She said based on the strength of the petitions, SFU detectives arrested the five suspects. Raji, a 32 year old who hails from Ibadan, Oyo State and holds a HND in Purchasing & Supply from the Kwara State Polytechnic told Daily Trust that the visa was given to him by one Popoola who also resides in Ibadan for N500,000.
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