Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Nigerian resident in Dubai arrested for visa fraud

A 23 year old Dubai based  Nigerian only identified as Emu has been arrested in Lagos.
He was reportedly accused of duping innocent members of the public in procuring a Dubai visa.

According to Tribune,he was arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS)  after one of  his victims reported the incident at the Alausa Secretariat office of the security outfit.

Abraham (other name withheld) who was the victim  reported the matter to the police of how that the suspect collected the sum of N400,000 from him with a promise that he would help him get a Dubai visa and a job.

The suspect confirmed after arrest that he had collected the money from the victim, but insisted that he tried to get the visa for him.
The victim narrated his story on how he fell prey to Emu. According to him he was  laid off where he was working in Abuja and decided to relocate  out of the country to start a new life.

 That was when he met Emu through his  uncle, Samuel (other name withheld), who told  his nephew was working with one company  in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) and that he could help him secure the country’s  visa. After phone communication he trasnfered N400,000 to Emu on request through Access bank.

He also stated that  the suspect, after receiving the money, developed hostile attitude towards him and eventually stopped picking his calls whenever he put calls across to him.
It was gathered that the RRS operatives were on his trail for four months monitoring his movement between Nigeria and Dubai.

RRS investigators revealed that Emu had, under the guise of helping four other victims to  obtain Dubai visa, collected a total of N1.6 million from them and that some of them only came forward when they learnt that he had been arrested.

 Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest of the suspect to the Metro and added that the police in the state would do everything possible to protect the rights of all the residents of the state .

The suspect had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Panti, for further investigation.


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