The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences
Commission (ICPC) has charged 11 alleged visa scam suspects before a
High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Division for offences related to
forgery of documents for the procurement of visas at various
The arrests and prosecution are in continuation of the crackdown by
the ICPC to stop persons bent on bringing the country into disrepute,
according to a statement from the anti-graft body. Others who were
similarly arrested in Abuja were arraigned in Abuja last week.
The accused include Chukwu Daniel Okoro, Sylvester Sunday Aghaonu,
Emmanuel Uchenna Okeke, Adline Ifeyinwa Ekekalu, Philomena Nwanorue,
Okwara Chidera Oscar, and Kennedy Nwosu. Others are: Ntiedo Uyoata
Sampson, Ataine Helen Bando, Samuel Okechukwu Obiakor and Alimi Segun.
The suspects are facing charges for allegedly submitting the following
forged documents: Letter of introduction, WAEC statement of result,
bank statement of account, sponsorship letter, company registration
certificate and medical reports to enable them obtain visas.