Chiemelie Ezeobi and Sarah Agbamuche
Two suspected visa fraudsters, 31-year-old Awolola Segun Sesan and 28-year-old Adebayo Rilwan Ajasa, have been apprehended by the Police Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Milverton, Lagos.
This is just as the unit also arrested one Afolabi Olubunmi, a single mother from Osun State, who procured a fake United Kingdom (UK) visa with passport number A0055907.
The visa fraudsters were arrested for forging visa payment slips, procuring fake visas and editing the fake visas using Corel Draw application in Microsoft word to edit the payment slips.
Trouble started for the duo when Ajasa received the sum of N60,000 from an applicant (name withheld) into his Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) account to procure appointment/visa fee for his son.
He however ended up buying an already used payment receipt belonging to another applicant from his partner, Sesan, for the sum of N30,000.
In his confessional statement, Ajasa said he had booked over 20 online applications for a fee between N20,000 to N15,000 only, but had never defrauded them.