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NSCDC arrests deportee over alleged visa scam

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested a middle aged deportee in Ondo State over an alleged visa scam.

NSCDC Commandant in Ondo State, Mr Oluyemi Ibiloye, paraded the suspect before newsmen on Tuesday in Akure.

Ibiloye said the suspect was arrested in Akure after he absconded from Okitipupa, also in Ondo State, where he duped people under the guise of facilitating their visa issuance to the U.S.A.

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The commandant explained that the suspect claimed to be a captain in the United States Army, and collected N300,000 from a female victim whom he promised a slot to work in America.

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“On Feb. 20, a complaint of visa scam was reported against the suspect. He had told his victim when they met online on May 2, 2023, that he was a United States of America’s army officer on annual leave in Nigeria.

“The suspect promised the complainant a slot to work in America and asked her to deposit N300,000 into his bank account. After the money was paid into his bank account, he stopped picking his victim’s telephone calls until he was tracked and arrested in Akure,’’ he said.

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Ibiloye told newsmen that the suspect had made a confessional statement to the crime. The suspect also confessed to the crime when he spoke with newsmen, and said he committed the offence as a result of overwhelming conditions.

“I am not a captain in the U.S.A. Army. I obtained a Master’s degree in the U.S.A. before I was deported. I collected the said amount as I was planning to relocate to another country,’’ he said.



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