Over 20 visa racketeers nabbed at foreign embassies in Lagos


The Police Special Fraud Unit, PSFU, on Saturday disclosed that it has busted a syndicate of over 20 suspects who specialised in counterfeiting entry visas of some foreign countries.

The PSFU spokesman, Audi Lawal, said in a statement issued in Lagos that the visa racketeers were arrested at several embassies of the foreign countries in Lagos.

He disclosed that the suspects specialised in forgery of visa processing documents such as passports, bank statements, company letterheads and immigration stamps of several overseas countries.

All the supects were said to have confesssed to the crimes and were charged to court for prosecution to serve as deterrent to others involved in such illegal activities.

Lawal said, “The Police Special Fraud Unit in its effort to discourage members of the public from patronising racketeers and false document makers, recently busted a cartel which specialises in counterfeiting.

“This cartel specialised in UK, Canada and Shengen visas, Nigerian passports, bank statements, various countries’ immigration stamps and letter of introduction from corporate organisations.”

The PSFU spokesman warned those seeking visas against patronising agents who use fake travel documents to process visa at embassies in Nigeria.

He urged visa applicants to always access information about embassies and high commissions through their official websites for the right information regarding procedures for getting visas.


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