[news] Two Nigerian immigration officers arrested for 50m naira fraud

Two Nigerian visa agents have been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment without an option fine for defrauding the United States’ Embassy in Lagos of the sum of N50 million with fake Visa payment receipts for B1 and B2 Visa categories for 350 fresh visa applicants who applied.

The convicts are Adefila Ismaila Adekunle, 44
Busari Kabiru, 25.

Chief Magistrate, Folashade Botoku of a Lagos, Nigeria’s Igbosere Chief Magistrate Court handed down the judgment. The convicts were found convicts guilty of the three counts preferred against them by the police at the Special Fraud Unit, PSFU, Ikoyi, Lagos during the trial spanning five years. 

The third defendant, Friday Attah was lucky as Botoku discharged and acquitted him for want of evidence. The sentence of the duo is to run con currently. The trio were charged on a three-count of forgery and stealing. Police counsel, ASP Wewe Adegbayi had told the court in charge No D/07/2015 that in February, 2015 officials at the US Embassy in Lagos represented by the Regional security officer in Nigeria.

One Christopher Cicoria petitioned the Commissioner of Police, in charge of the Police Special Fraud Unit, PSU, Ikoyi, Lagos that they had apprehended visa agents, Adefila Islamila Adekunle and Busari Kabiru who defrauded the US Embassy of the sum of N50m with fake visa payment receipts for B1 and B2 Visa categories for 350 fresh applicants. Adegbayi said that following the report, the police swung into action and arrested the suspect .

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