Take a fresh look at your lifestyle.

Immigration officer to spend 7 years in  jail for passport fraud 



The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, on Monday said it had successfully prosecuted an officer of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS. 




Consequently, the officer, one Quadri Adeyinka, was slammed with a seven-year passport fraud by an Abuja High Court, presided over by Jude Onwuegbuzie.



Demola Bakare, spokesperson for the ICPC, in a statement disclosed that the convict was arraigned before the judge on a four-count charge, bordering on gratification, conferment of corrupt advantage, and cheating contrary to the provisions of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act of 2000 and the Penal Code Act.


According to Bakare, the ICPC counsel Osuobeni Akponimisingha, led evidence before the court on how Adeyinka defrauded Ovie Ojeffia under the pretence of regularising his international passport, adding that the convict received the sum of ₦100,000 from Ojeffia to regularise her passport but failed to do so.



He added that the victim petitioned the ICPC, resulting in the investigation and arraignment of the convict before the court, which found him guilty on all four counts, and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment.