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NSCDC nabs pastor over N1.6m visa scam


NSCDC nabs pastor over N1.6m visa scam

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ondo State Command, has arrested a 39-year-old Pastor, Michael Ogundepo, over an alleged visa scam.

In a statement on Monday in Akure, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSC Aidamenbor Daniel, said the suspect obtained N1.67 million to procure a visa for one Miss Fagbuyiro Ajetomobi-Yemi.

Daniel added that Ogundepo of No. 15 Ewu Agbo Street, Ikorodu Lagos, seized both the money and the complaint’s passport for two months, denying her the opportunity to apply for another visa.

“The command invited the suspect severally, but he declined the invitation. He claimed to be outside the country and used a fake international number to call the complainant as a disguise.

“So, the suspect was arrested when he was invited to collect the sum of N3,000,000 for a Visa job, without him knowing it was bait.

“However, investigation has revealed that he has duped several other unsuspecting clients,” the NSCDC PRO said.

Daniel said that the suspect would be charged in court after the completion of the investigation.

According to him, the pastor’s action is punishable under Section 419 of Criminal Code Law, Cap 37, Vol. 1 of Ondo State, 2006.