Man sentenced to jail over fake US, others visas

Man sentenced to jail  over fake US, others visas

Bello Nosiru Yinka ,55 , has been sentenced to jail by anigbosere Magistrate court, Lagos, for fakingvisas of all countries and high commissions.

The convict was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Abosede Botoku in court 2 Igbosere , and sentenced to one year in imprisonment.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO)
of the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), Ikoyi , Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP. Audu lawal, in a statement yesterday and a copy made available to Daily Sun , said the convict, a notorious documents vendor who specialised in faking visas of all embassies and high commission was arrested by the operatives of PSFU when the American Consulate General complaint about the fraudulent activities of the convict.
He said that the convict had procured fake French Visa for one applicant (name withheld) who appeared at the Consulate General for B1 B2 visa category.

According to him, the activities of visa vendors have affected genuine visa applicants who don’t know about how visas of all categories are applied and obtained.
He advised members of the public that Embassies and the High Commission are there for information needed to apply for Visa”.

He warned fake visa or documents makers to desist from the unholy act as the long arm of the law would soon catch up with them ,adding that prospective visa applicants should be wary of fraudsters parading themselves as visa agent”.
” No Embassy or High Commission appoints any person or group of persons to act as Visa agent” Lawal warned.
He said that the arrest of the convict, investigation and successful prosecution was a major breakthrough as the convict had been in the business of printing fake visas and other documents for decades.

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