Nigeria Police Apprehend Indian Man In Lagos Over Visa Scam
The Nigeria Police have arrested a Dubai-based Indian national, Mr Mohammed Shazul, for allegedly inducing in visa scam _ procuring a Dubai visa using a Nigerian man's name without his consent.
Sources close to Federal Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department (FCIID) Annex, Alagbon Close, Lagos, disclosed this information to news agencies.
The source said that operatives from the FCIID arrested Shazul after a petition by the Nigerian, Mr Ayodotun Babalola, to the police authorities.
It said the Indian, Vice-President of Fast Logistics Solution Group, an air cargo company based in Dubai was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on arrival from Dubai with scammed visa identification.
It was gathered that the alleged suspect used his international passport data page to obtain a visa without prior permission.
According to the Petition statement in parts, “I am still being intimidated and my rights are being abused by depriving me from travelling to Dubai for business. This has cost me lot of breach of contract and defamation of character internationally. I am pleading with the police to help me to retrieve my visa and also stop them from causing harm to my personality and my family in future.”
The petitioner, Babalola, said Al-Ameen Kerala was his business partner, adding that the relationship turned sour when he demanded for 49 per cent shares in the company, noting that his recent attempt to obtaining a visa to Dubai for his business was turn down.
He said, “I applied for a visa to Dubai only to discover that my name has been used to obtain a visa without my knowledge. The company is Citadel Toss Company.
“When I contacted Citadel Toss Company, they told me they have strict instruction from their client, (the suspect) not to hand over the visa to anybody even if the owner comes until further instruction from him.
Although, the Police spokesman at the FCIID Annex, SP Achibong Asukwor, confirmed the arrest, saying that the Indian was released on bail on Monday night after questioning noting that investigation into the matter had begun.