ICPC Prosecutes 11 Visa Scam Suspects


11 alleged visa scam suspects have been charged before a High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Division by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), for offences related to forgery of documents for the procurement of visas at various embassies.

The arrests and prosecution came as the ICPC continued its crackdown on persons bent on bringing the country into disrepute, according to a statement from the anti-graft body who arraigned others arrested over similar offences 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 suspects are facing charges for allegedly submitting the following forged documents: Letter of introduction, WAEC statement of result, bank statement of account, sponsorship letter, company registration certificate and medical reports to enable them obtain visas.