NIS Nabs Togolese Over Attempt To Obtain Nigerian Passport

NIS Nabs Togolese Over Attempt To Obtain Nigerian Passport
Two Togolese who attempted to obtain Nigerian international passport to travel to Kenya have been nabbed by men of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Osun State Command.
The suspects Ametchonwoun Alexandre Adodo and Awoudya Yao Francis according to NIS Comptroller in the state, Mr Adebowale Idowu presented fake local government identification purportedly issued by Badagry LG in Lagos State when they visited the immigration command in Osogbo for capturing.
Mr. Idowu disclosed further that one Saidi Ajibila who was facilitating the process of getting the passport for the Togolese and also assisted the suspects to get the falsified local government identification was also arrested.
It was gathered that Ametchonwoun Alexandre Adodo and Awoudya Yao Francis applied for the Nigerian passport as Adebayo Alexandre and Adebayo Francis. They paid N65,000 to Ajibola for their passport.
In a chat with our correspondent, Ajibola said he was not aware that the applicants are Togolese and that he got local government identification for them just to use his influence to assist them.
The NIS Comptroller said the Immigration Act forbids non-Nigerian from obtaining the Nigerian passport and that whoever that aided the procurement of Nigerian passport for non-Nigerian also committed offence punishable under the law of the land.
Adebowale said the suspects would soon be arraigned in Court and prosecuted accordingly.
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