Police arrest Indian in Lagos over visa scam

The Nigeria Police have arrested a Dubai-based Indian national, Mr Mohammed Shazul, for allegedly procuring a Dubai visa using a Nigerian’s name without his consent.

Sources close to Federal Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department Annex, Alagbon Close, Lagos, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday. The source said that operatives from the FCIID arrested Shazul after a petition by the Nigerian, Mr Ayodotun Babalola, to the police authorities. It said the Indian, Vice-President of Fast Logistics Solution Group, an air cargo company based in Dubai was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Monday on arrival from Dubai. “When the Inspector-General of Police got the petition dated August 19, 2015, he sent it through the DIG, FCIID to the “X” Squad Annex, Lagos for investigation.

1321020“The operatives have been on the trail of the suspect and others involved in the crime. “After his arrest at the airport, he put up a call to the EFCC operatives, who after speaking with the police told him to follow the operatives to Alagbon,” the source told NAN. A copy of the petition, made available to NAN, alleged that the suspect, the President of the company, one Al-Ameen Kerala and others, used his International Passport data page to obtain visa without his consent. The petition indicated that they allegedly used his name to obtain the visa and held on to it to prevent him from travelling to Dubai to transact his business with other companies.

“I am still being intimidated and my rights are being abused by depriving me from travelling to Dubai for business.





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