Immigration Officer Sentenced to 7 Years Imprisonment Over Fraud, Details Surface

Immigration Officer Sentenced to 7 Years Imprisonment Over Fraud, Details Surface

  • The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has secured the conviction of Nigeria Immigration Service staff member, Quadri Ismail Adeyinka, for passport fraud
  • Adeyinka allegedly defrauded Ovie Justice Ojeffia by promising to regularise his international passport in exchange for N100,000 but failed to fulfil the promise
  • Justice Onwuegbuzie sentenced Adeyinka to seven years each for counts 1 and 2, five years for count 4, and two years for count 3

FCT, Abuja-The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has secured the conviction of Quadri Ismail Adeyinka, a staff member of the Nigeria Immigration Service, for involvement in a passport fraud scheme.

Adeyinka was arraigned before Justice Jude Onwuegbuzie of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, Apo, Abuja, on four counts of charges related to gratification, conferment of corrupt advantage, and cheating, in violation of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, and the Penal Code Act.

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ICPC arrests immigration officer for passport scam
ICPC arrests immigration officer for passport scam Photo credit: ICPC
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As noted by the ICPC on its Facebook page, during the trial, the agency's counsel, Osuobeni Ekoi Akponimisingha, presented evidence showing how Adeyinka reportedly defrauded Ojeffia by promising to regularise his international passport in exchange for N100,000 but failed to do so.

Ojeffia's subsequent petition to the ICPC led to Adeyinka's investigation and arraignment.

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Justice Onwuegbuzie found Adeyinka guilty on all four counts and sentenced him to seven years each for counts 1 and 2, five years for count 4, and two years for count 3, with the sentences to run concurrently, as reported on ICPC official website.

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The decision of the ICPC to detain Olotu follows a report about the controversial award of an N3.8 billion contract by the TETFund.

Olotu Kolapo Okunola, the director of human resources and general administration at TETFund; and Joseph Odo, the agency’s director of information communication technology (ICT); were at the ICPC office on Thursday, April 25, to answer questions on some of the allegations contained in the report.

Source: Legit.ng

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