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Woman docked over N1.3m visa fraud



The police on Monday arraigned a 43- year- old woman, Temitope Ajayi, in an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court for alleged impersonation and fraud.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ajayi, a resident of Ibadan, was arraigned on a three – count charge of impersonation, fraud and stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp Sunday Ojeleye, told the court that Ajayi impersonated an immigration consultant and was allegedly contracted by one Oluwole Adebayo to procure some travelling documents.

Ojeleye alleged that the defendant collected N1.3 million from Adebayo with the intent to procure a Dubai visa for her son and a USA visa for her husband.

He said Ajayi, however, failed to procure the visas nor returned the money back to the owner and rather converted the money to her own use.

The offences, he said, was committed sometime in 2018 and reported at Challenge police station by the complainant.

He added that the offences contravened Sections 390 (9), 419 and 484 of the Criminal Code Cap 38,Vol.II of Oyo State , 2000.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mrs Mercy Amole – Ajimoti granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned case till July 25 for mention.