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Locals nabbed for Visa fraud

29 July 2014, 10:33Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - Lagos police have arrested nine locals at the United States Embassy for possession of fraudulent documents.

The suspects, according to the police, were arrested when they appeared before the Embassy officials for interviews.

The Spokesperson of Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Ngozi Isitume-Agu said all the suspects were arrested following a petition by the US Consul General in Lagos to the Commissioner of Police earlier this month that the Nigerians appeared in their office for non immigrant visa interviews.

She identified the suspects as Adegbola Abiodun Esther, who was caught with forged Canadian, Turkish and Angolan visas, Akinlade Olugbenga who appeared with passport bearing fake name Awoleye Oluwamuyiwa Tope, Adewole Tanwa Fatima, whose real name was later discovered to be Adeniyi Motunrayo, who appeared at the US embassy with one Adewole Adeyemi Oluwaseun to steal the identity of the real winner of a diversity visa lottery.

Others suspects include Omoyemi Bamikole Olaiya, whose real name was also discovered to be Samuel Ojo, Ogundipe Temitayo Emmanuel, who appeared as Ibenne Emmanuel Nkem, Aderoju Olayinka Eunice who presented fake bio data, wedding pictures, marriage certificates and fake results to allegedly deceive the embassy officials.

Oyewole Emmanuel Tunde, Christiana Oweyu Omagu, a Nigerian-American citizen and Idrisu Tella Martins were also arrested.
Agu said all the suspects’ intentions at the embassy were to steal the identity of the winner of the diversity visa lottery.

She said after investigation, all the suspects will be charged to court.

– CAJ News

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