A businesswoman used to be arrested by means of the Particular Fraud Unit (SFU), Ikoyi, Lagos…in accordance, to the record accumulated by means of our group, the businesswoman used to be named Modupeola Afolabi.
She used to be arrested for allegedly shopping pretend visas for the UK (UK) and China and a person referred to as Afolabi, 34, additionally procured pretend London Heathrow Airport access/go out stamps.
She used to be paraded by means of SFU spokesman, Lawal Audu, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), with Sesan Awolola, 31, and Adebayo Ajase, 28.
The lads had been described as experts in cloning visa fee slips and receipts.
Afolabi, who claimed to be a college graduate, informed journalists that she resorted to shopping the pretend visas after she used to be denied United States of The united states (USA) visa two times.
She proceed and additionally stated when she contacted a visa agent, he informed her that the US Embassy in Nigeria rejected her visa software as a result of she had a virgin passport.
Quoting her “The agent, Olawale, informed me there used to be one thing he would do in order that when my paperwork are despatched once more, the US officers will grant my visa request. He informed me that the US Embassy does not test the authenticity of visas from different international locations and so, I agreed to do it.
“I paid him N70,000 for the pretend visas and stamps. I badly had to go back and forth to The united states to shop for garments on the market. I in most cases store on-line and I felt if I began travelling to The united states to shop for, it will be less expensive for me.
“I have a registered business and I think I have enough money in my account but they rejected me twice. They found out when they were asking me questions during an interview that I have not been to the UK and that was how I was arrested.”
In line with Audu, the SFU gained a petition from the US Embassy ultimate 12 months lamenting the amount of cash it used to be dropping to fraudsters, who use Corel Draw software and Microsoft Phrase to clone previous receipts and provide similar to be used by means of different visa candidates.
Following the petition, Audu stated the SFU started an investigation which ended in the arrest and arraignment of 3 suspects, together with one Ismaila Adefile prior to a Lagos Magistrates’ Courtroom, Igbosere.
On the other hand, different participants of the syndicate, Audu stated, persisted to forge receipts which they used to guide visa appointments for his or her purchasers.
In line with him, Awolola and Ajasa had been arrested on Wednesday and Thursday after a visa applicant who used one in every of their pretend receipts used to be detected on the embassy