A Nigerian man, Rasheed Sule, has been charged with suspected N3.5 million visa fraud before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. ayokinews.com reports
Sule, 49, who has no established residence, is charged with two counts of fraud and theft.
ASP Clement Okuiomose, the prosecution, informed the court that the defendant committed the crime on December 17, 2021, about 3:00 p.m. in the Ajara-Badagry area of Lagos state.
According to Okuiomose, the defendant collected N2,321,000 from the complainants, two brothers Hassan and Momoh Zhekwo, under the guise of obtaining travel papers for them to fly to Dubai to play football.
According to the prosecutor, the defendant did not keep his pledge.
He explained that the defendant took the money and put it to his own use.
The acts, according to Okuoimose, were in violation of Sections 314 and 287 of the Lagos Criminal Law of 2015.
Stealing is punishable by a three-year prison sentence under Section 287.
The defendant was granted bail in the sum of N500, 000 by the Chief Magistrate, Fadaunsi Adefioye, with two sureties in the same amount.
The sureties, according to Adefioye, must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and also provide proof of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was further adjourned till April 14 for further consideration by the chief magistrate.