Friday, September 6, 2019

Nigerian visa agents jailed 14 years for defrauding US Embassy N50m

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.

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

Chief Magistrate, Folashade Botoku of a Lagos, Nigeria’s Igbosere Chief Magistrates 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.

A third defendant, Friday Attah was lucky as Botoku discharged and acquitted him for want of evidence.

The sentence of the duo is to run run con currently.

The trio were charged on a three-count of forgery and stealing.

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