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Immigration officer bags seven years imprisonment for passport fraud

THE Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has convicted Quadri Adeyinka, a Nigeria Immigration Service employee, for perpetrating travel passport fraud.

The Spokesperson for the Commission, Ag. Director, Public Enlightenment and Education, Demola Bakare, FSI, stated today that the commission had arraigned the convict before Justice Jude Onwuegbuzie of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Apo, Abuja, on a four-count charge bordering on gratification, conferment of corrupt advantage, and cheating contrary to extant provisions of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and the Penal Code A

Counsel for the ICPC, Dr. Osuobeni Akponimisingha, testified before the court during the trial on how Adeyinka duped Ovie Ojeffia under the guise of regularizing the latter’s foreign passport.

Adeyinka allegedly accepted ₦100,000 from Ojeffia to regularize the passport, but later reneged.

The victim then petitioned the ICPC, which led to an investigation and the convict’s arraignment in court.

In his decision, Justice Onwuegbuzie found Adeyinka guilty of all four counts and sentenced him to seven years for counts 1 and 2, five years for count 4, and two years for count 3.

The sentences should run concurrently.

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