- Some officers and men of the Nigeria Immigration Service are allegedly extorting travellers
- This development has propelled the comptroller general of the service, Muhammad Babandede, to direct an investigation into the matter
- Babandede also provided travellers with contacts to reach if there is any act of misconduct to be reported
The comptroller general of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has directed an investigation into the alleged extortion of travellers by some officers and men of the NIS.
NAN reports that the directive was conveyed via a statement issued in Abuja by the service public relations officer, Sunday James, on Thursday, October 11.
Legit.ng notes that the statement said the ports of entry where the extortion was allegedly perpetrated included the Borno axis of Darman-Gubio-Magumeri-Maiduguri road and the Munguno-Maiduguri road.
The statement read: “The attention of the comptroller general of immigration, Muhammad Babandede, has been drawn to an alleged extortion by some officers and men of the NIS manning the nation’s ports of entry.
“In the light of the above, the comptroller general has directed an investigation into the alleged corrupt practice.
“He has also directed comptrollers to properly brief the personnel under their commands on their expectations and take practical steps to ensure that they adhere strictly to their official mandates, while steering clear of any act tantamount to extortion.
“The general public, especially travellers, are hereby requested to take advantage of the under-listed platforms to report any act of misconduct by officers and men of the service.
“The platforms are: Phone-08119753844, Emailemail@example.com, Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org and Twitter-@nigimmigration."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) said it began the arrest of suspected recruitment fraudsters and senior officers in the service involved in job racketeering.
The NIS spokesperson, Sunday James, said NIS had commenced investigations into the ugly trend and arrested some of the suspects, including senior officers involved in the racketeering.
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