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Visa agent arraigned before Magistrates court in Nigeria for visa fraud


A 41-year-old visa agent, Okotie Alfred, on Monday appeared before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court in Osun for allegedly defrauding Mr Alex Adedunwon of N502, 000.

The suspect, whose address was not disclosed in court, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, theft and fraud.

The prosecutor, Insp. Abiodun Fagboyinbo, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Feb. 14 at about 3.p.m. in Ota Efun, Osogbo.

Fagboyinbo said the accused collected N502, 000 from the complainant on the pretext of helping him to process a visa to South Korea.

He said the offences contravened Sections 390, 419 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34 Vol. 11 Laws of Osun, 2003.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.

The counsel to the accused, Mrs. Bose Adeyinka, prayed the court to grant him bail in the most liberal terms.

The magistrate, Mrs. Fatima Sodamade, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum.

Sodamade said the surety must reside within the court jurisdiction with evidence of tax payment, two passport photographs and an affidavit of means.

The magistrate adjourned the case till Jan. 25 for mention.


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