Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede
Nigeria Immigration apprehends two impersonators, warns expatriates to be wary of fraudsters
NIGERIA Immigration Services ( NIS) have arrested two copycats parading themselves as officers of the service attempting to defraud a Chinese company of huge sums of monies using forged letterhead purportedly signed by an senior immigration officer. T
he fraudsters, a sixty-six (66) year old, Emeka John and fifty-three (53) year old James Ezeh were arrested on August 20, 2018.
In a statement signed by Assistant Comptroller General, Zonal Coordinator, Mohammed Alhaji Alfa fde, Nigerianflightdeck.com learnt that the suspects are in the habit of going to companies to harass and extort money from expatriate workers.
After investigation, Mohammed Alhaji Alfa fde directed that both suspects be handed over to the police for further investigation .
He further advised members of the public especially companies and organization’s that employ the services of expatriates to be wary of such suspected fraudster and imitators as they are not sent by the NIS and their activities are a serious embarrassment to the service.
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