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Saturday, 18 March 2023 04:22

32-year-old Canadian visa fraudster busted in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday arrested a suspected visa fraudster, Enock Ogungbamigbe.

City Round gathered that the suspect specialised in defrauding Nigerians desperate to migrate to Canada either to work or continue their education through fake visas and job offers.

The 32-year-old, who owns a garden in Mpape, a suburb of Abuja, was picked up at the Transcorp Hotel, Abuja, by operatives of the anti-graft agency when he responded to an appointment to procure a visa for an applicant intending to migrate to Canada. Unknown to him, that it was bait.

The EFCC’s Director of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, revealed this in a statement obtained by our correspondent on Friday.

He noted that Ogungbamigbe’s arrest followed a petition by a victim who lost N5m to the suspect as processing fees for visa to Canada.

Uwujaren said, “The suspect had also promised the victim a job upon arrival in Canada. But he only delivered fake visas to his victims and all efforts to recover the money were futile. The suspect will be charged as soon as investigation is concluded.”

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