Court Remands 2 In Prison Custody Over Visa Scam

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The Lagos State High Court in Lagos yesterday remanded two persons, Sadiq Animashaun and Miss Modupeoluwa Adeniji in prisons custody for allegedly forging National Diploma Certificate (ND) of Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke, for the purpose of obtaining a British visa.

The two defendants were arraigned before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 40 count charge offence of conspiracy, forgery, and use of false documents among others.

According to the EFCC the forged documents were said to have been discovered by the verification team of the British High Commission when the defendants presented the documents in an attempt to obtain British visa.

Counsel to the EFCC, Mrs I. Daramola said that the defendants, on September 16, 2015, with intent to defraud, conspired to commit felony by allegedly forging National Diploma (ND) Certificate of Education of Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke, Osun State dated September 7, 2012.

Mrs. Daramola also informed the court that the defendants allegedly forged the documents to facilitate the procurement of a United Kingdom  Visa by false pretence from the British High Commission, purporting it to have been issued by the school authority of Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke.

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