Police Uncover Fake Embassy in Lagos
Nigerian Police have uncovered the fraudulent activity of two Nigerians and two Chinese who are operating a forged consulate in Lagos.
The men of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, took hold of the suspects identified as Liu Honyang, 47, Sun Xinai, 49 ; Oriyomi Olawale, 47 and Desmond Chinedu, 25.
They were arrested following complaints by victims who reported the case at the RRS’s headquarters.
Punch Metro reports that the ’embassy’ which issued mainly Trinidad and Tobago’s visas is located at Golden Point and Suite on Duduyemi Street in Ejigbo, Lagos.
Some RRS policemen were said to have lodged in the hotel for nine days, watching and monitoring the activities of the suspects before their eventual arrest.
One of the victims, Adekunle Adefuye, while narrating his ordeal, said he met them through one of their agents, one Dorcas Slyver.
He said, “I told her about my intention and zeal to travel to the United States. She told me to come to Lagos that she could procure the American visa for me.
“On getting to Lagos, she took me to the Chinese and I was advised to travel to Trinidad and Tobago. They said I would secure employment with at least $3,000 salary.
“I paid a total sum of N1.3m in installment for the process, including visa processing and flight fare.”
“I was arrested immediately I got to Trinidad and Tobago on October 19, 2016, by the country’s immigration officers for coming into the country with a fake visa.
“I was arrested with another Nigerian. We spent two days with the police. They treated us like criminals trying to enter the country illegally. We were deported on October 22, 2016, and arrived in Nigeria the following day,” he added.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the police is still on the hunt for other agents of the fake embassy at large.