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11 in Court as ICPC Prosecutes Visa Scam Suspects

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged eleven  alleged Visa Scam suspects before a High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Division for offences related to forgery of documents for the procurement of Visas at various embassies.

These arrests and prosecutions are in continuation of the crackdown by ICPC to nip in the bud persons who are bent on bringing the country into disrepute. Others who were similarly arrested in Abuja were arraigned in Abuja last week.

The accused include: Chukwu Daniel Okoro, Sylvester Sunday Aghaonu, Emmanuel Uchenna Okeke, Adline Ifeyinwa Ekekalu, Philomena Nwanorue, Okwara Chidera Oscar, and Kennedy Nwosu. Others are: Ntiedo Uyoata Sampson, Ataine Helen Bando, Samuel Okechukwu Obiakor and Alimi Segun

The various suspects are facing charges for allegedly submitting following;  forged documents: Letter of introduction, WAEC statement of result, Bank Statement of Account, sponsorship letter, company registration certificate and forged UBA statement of account and medical reports to enable them obtain visas.

Folu Olamiti

Resident Consultant (Media& Events)

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