Passport racketeering in Lagos: Immigration officer & 14 others nabbed by EFCC


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Wonders shall never end! An immigration officer is allegedly involved in a passport racketeering case along with other suspects. Could he be guilty? Find out!

An officer of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Adebimpe Kehinde, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Lagos for alleged passport racketeering.

Acting spokesman of the commission, Mr Tony Orilade, disclosed this in a statement released on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja .He stated that Kehinde was arrested together with other 14 suspects when the commission swung into action after receiving intelligence reports.


One immigration officer and up to 14 others were caught in EFCC raid this time

Names of the other 14 suspects related to passport racketeering nabbed by EFCC this time include:

  • Oyeyiga Samuel
  • Nnadika Timothy
  • Sunday Adekunle
  • Lola Kadoso
  • Adeola Oluwafikayomi Ajiboshin
  • Adebayo Damilola
  • Abubakri Adebayo.
  • RaphEmekaIbuaku
  • Uka Ifeanyi
  • Henry Onyebuchi
  • Christy Odey
  • Ogunmefun Oluwanishola
  • Aba-Peter Blessing
  • BusayoBalogun

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Some of the suspects arrested by the EFCC

According to Orilade, some items including mobile phones, 5 laptops and a number of official documents were retrieved from the suspects following their arrest. He further stated that all of them would be charged to Court upon completion of investigations.


Watch out these faces, hope you haven't met them yet!

The EFCC is saddled with the responsibility of fighting corrupt practices in the nation. Over the years, the commission has arrested and charged suspects from different social classes to court.


Another "couple" of passport racketeers nabbed by EFCC in Lagos

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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