The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged 11 alleged visa scam suspects before a High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Division for offences related to forgery of documents for the procurement of visas at various embassies.
The arrests and prosecution are in continuation of the crackdown by the ICPC to stop persons bent on bringing the country into disrepute, according to a statement from the anti-graft body. Others who were similarly arrested in Abuja were arraigned in Abuja last week.
The accused include Chukwu Daniel Okoro, Sylvester Sunday Aghaonu, Emmanuel Uchenna Okeke, Adline Ifeyinwa Ekekalu, Philomena Nwanorue, Okwara Chidera Oscar, and Kennedy Nwosu. Others are: Ntiedo Uyoata Sampson, Ataine Helen Bando, Samuel Okechukwu Obiakor and Alimi Segun.
The suspects are facing charges for allegedly submitting the following forged documents: Letter of introduction, WAEC statement of result, bank statement of account, sponsorship letter, company registration certificate and medical reports to enable them obtain visas.