38-year-old Man Docked for Alleged N1.3m Visa Fraud

A 38-year-old man, Remilekun Ajibola, was on Wednesday arraigned at a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court for an alleged N1.3million visa fraud.

The defendant, whose address is unknown, is facing a count charge of fraud.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, ASP Clément Okuoimose, told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometime in June 2022 in the Badagry area of Lagos.

Okuoimose said Remilekun allegedly collected the sum of N1.3 million from one Sekinat Oyindamola under the pretext of processing a three-year working visa to Dubai for him, knowing same to be false.

He said after collecting the money, the defendant relocated to another place but was caught by the hands of the law.

He said the offence contravened Section 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mr Fadahunsi Adefioye, granted Remilekun bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Adefioye said one of the sureties must be a blood relation with proof of residence.

He said the surety should also have three years’ tax address verification.

He adjourned the case until Sept. 25 for mention.