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Immigration Officer Bags 7 Years in Jail for Passport Fraud

Immigration Officer Bags 7 Years in Jail for Passport Fraud

A former Nigeria Immigration Service staff, Quadri Ismail Adeyinka, has been convicted of passport fraud by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The conviction was handed down by Justice Jude Onwuegbuzie of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja.

According to the ICPC, Adeyinka was arraigned on four counts of fraud, including gratification, conferment of corrupt advantage, and cheating. The charges stemmed from a complaint filed by Ovie Justice Ojeffia, who alleged that Adeyinka had defrauded him of N100,000 under the guise of regularizing his international passport.

The ICPC investigation found that Adeyinka had received the payment from Ojeffia but failed to deliver on his promise. Instead, he allegedly used the money for personal gain. The court found Adeyinka guilty on all four counts and sentenced him to a total of 19 years in prison.

The sentences are to run concurrently, with seven years for counts 1 and 2, five years for count 4, and two years for count 3. The ICPC’s investigation and prosecution of the case marked another significant victory in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

The ICPC’s efforts to root out corruption have led to several high-profile convictions in recent years. The commission’s success is a testament to its commitment to upholding the rule of law and protecting the public from fraudulent activities.

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