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Busted: Operators Of Fake Embassy Arrested In Lagos

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SAN FRANCISCO, December 12, (THEWILL) – Officers of the Nigerian Police force in the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have uncovered a fake embassy and arrested four persons, including two Chinese nationals, operating the 'embassy'.

Led by RRS Commander, Olatunji Disu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), the operatives, stormed the fake embassy located at Golden Point and Suite Hotel, Duduyemi Street in Ejigbo, after receiving complaints of fraud from victims.

The police officers, in a bid to capture the operatives lodged in the hotel for two days monitoring their activities before apprehending them.

Items recovered during the raid were 25 international passports, 10 laptops, screw driver, five phones and paper documents.

The arrested suspects includes Liu Honyang, 47; and Sun Xinai, 49; were arrested alongside their Nigerian collaborators, Oriyomi Olawale, 47; and Desmond Chinedu, 25 years.

Confessing to the crime, Honyang said: “We operate as separate travel agencies under the company's name, Golden Point Hotel and Tour but our office is located inside the hotel.

“Sun Xinai is my sister and she is the director of the travel agency. I only do paper works and documents for visa procurement. I don't know how she secures visa for people.

“What I know is that she travels to Abuja and comes back with that stamped visa.”

Police spokesperson Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent (SP) said command was on the trail of all their agents and canvassers, adding that the public should be wary of fake visa agents.

All the suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, for further investigation.

Story by Oputah David