Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Police nabs 20 visa racketeers in Lagos

By Adepote Arowojobe on 20/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 558

•Lagos Police Commissioner Imohinmi Edgal
•Lagos Police Commissioner Imohinmi Edgal

The Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) says it has arrested over 20 suspects who specialised in counterfeiting entry visas of some foreign countries.

Spokesman for the PSFU, Audi Lawal, said in a statement on Saturday in Lagos that the visa racketeers were arrested at several embassies of the foreign countries in Lagos.

The police spokesman said that the suspects specialised in forgery of visa processing documents such as passports, bank statements, company letterheads and immigration stamps of several overseas countries.

Lawal said that all the suspects confessed to have committed the crimes and were charged to court for prosecution to serve as deterrent to others involved in such illegal activities.

“The Police Special Fraud Unit in its effort to discourage members of the public from patronising racketeers and false document makers, recently busted a cartel which specialises in counterfeiting.

“This cartel specialised in UK, Canada and Shengen visas, Nigerian passports, bank statements, various countries’ immigration stamps and letter of introduction from corporate organisations,” Lawal said.

The PSFU spokesman advised visa applicants against patronising agents using fake travel documents for processing visa at embassies in Nigeria.

He urged visa applicants to always access embassies and high commissions information through their official websites on visa application procedures. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 20/01/2018 7:16:24 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
2019 Guber: Imo youth group tips Onuoha

Allianz and SOS children’s villages focus on social...

Deaf teachers suggest ways to enhance deaf education...

Is he the Same TY Danjuma of the...

INEC lauds contribution of security agencies to 2015...

Buhari, save us from Gov. Okorocha, Owerri indigenes...

Uduaghan tasks women on the development of their...

LASIEC releases list of candidates for Lagos LG/LCDA...

FG to demolish structures around powerlines nationwide

Army impounds Boko Haram’s fish, beef

Buhari, APC, governors woo Saraki with juicy offers...

African politician joins French presidential race

 

Latest News 19 reported killed as Boko Haram launches deadly attack on Borno village Reps declare Oshiomhole threat to democracy, seek arrest Deadly fumes kill 7 in Anambra APC Governors, power brokers at war over Direct Primaries •South West Gov threatens to defect CSNAC petitions EFCC over multi-million dollars defence contract fraud 2019: Ganduje dares Kwankwaso to launch campaign in Kano UN alerts on attacks during Eid-El-Kabir IPOB threatens uprising over alleged detention of protesting women Senators to APC: Saraki not the cause of your failure BNYL rejects Operation Python Dance 3 in South East PDP condemns demolition of Aiyefele’s studio 700 Nigerians drown in Mediterranean Sea

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (379,166 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (367,452 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (297,231 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (242,524 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (223,549 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,599 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (193,253 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (175,378 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (160,017 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (158,891 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (153,183 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (143,444 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,465) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (912) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (528) Features (642) Global Business Monitor (295) International (2,281) Interview (162) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (135) News (38,163) Opinion (1,063) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,108) Religion (829) Sports (1,653) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2-4 Highlights and Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement