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EFCC Arraigns Two Suspects Over Visa Scam


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Monday, arraigned two suspects before a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja on a 15-count charge, including Visa swindling and forgery.

EFCC in a release issued by its Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects, identified as, Valentino Chibueze Enudi and Monday Adewale Lawal, committed an offence, punishable under Section 364 of the Penal Code and Section 1(3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.

Enudi and Lawal were apprehended by EFCC operatives following a petition alleging that they specialize in using forged bank statements and other documents to fraudulently obtain money from people under the guise of processing United Kingdom visa for them.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them.

In view of their plea, counsel to EFCC, Victor Ukagwu asked the court for a date for trial to commence. This prompted Justice Ashi Valentine to adjourn the case to February 3, 2016 while he subsequently ordered the suspects to be remanded in EFCC custody.

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