School Proprietress In Serious Trouble After Engaging In Visa Scam

Published On: September 25, 2020, 11:51 am (1 month ago)
Author: CLARA JANCITA
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A school proprietress has landed in serious trouble after being docked for visa scam.

The Oyo State High Court has remanded an Ibadan-based school proprietress, Motunrayo Olasebikan on Thursday over alleged involvement in a visa scam.
 
The report revealed that proprietress was prosecuted alongside one Abideen Tijani by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice Ladiran Akintola on seven counts bordering on conspiracy, forgery and uttering documents.


 
This was contained in a statement released by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren.
 
According to the statement, the defendants were arrested after one Inumidunsola Popoola wrote a petition to the commission on behalf of himself and other victims.
 
The defendants, who presented themselves as registered travel agents sometime in February 2018, tricked the victims to part with money for processing travel documents.
 
In a petition filed by Popoola, it was alleged that though the defendants gave them some documents, it was later discovered that the papers were forged, as they were turned down at the point of travelling.
 
The charges read in part,
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“That you, Motunrayo Olasebikan and Abideen Tijani, around September 2018, at Ibadan, within the Ibadan judicial division of this honourable court, did make a document, titled, ‘Electronic Travel Authorisation’ No. J511464256 in the name of one Adediran Pamilerin Adedayo, purporting it to have been issued by the Canadian High Commission on July 6, 2016, and expiring on June 6, 2021, with the intent that it may be acted upon as genuine, which you knew to be false, thereby committing an offence.”
 

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.
 
Following the plea of the defendants, the prosecution, led by Ben Ubi, asked the court for a trial date and urged the court to remand them in custody.
 
The defence counsel, A. B. C. Ademiluyi and S. O. Alli, prayed the court for a short adjournment to hear the bail applications of their clients.
 
Justice Akintola subsequently adjourned the case till October 7 for the hearing of the bail applications and ordered that the defendants be remanded in the EFCC’s custody.
 
The defence counsel, A. B. C. Ademiluyi and S. O. Alli, prayed the court for a short adjournment to hear the bail applications of their clients.
 
Justice Akintola subsequently adjourned the case till October 7 for the hearing of the bail applications and ordered that the defendants be remanded in the EFCC’s custody.