Court remands accused over N9.6m visa scam

An Ikorodu Magistrate’s Court in Lagos State Wednesday ordered the remand of a 44-year-old man, Abass Treasure, for fraudulently obtaining N9.6 million under false pretence to facilitate a Canadian visa.

Police prosecutor, Insp Adegeshin Famuyiwa, told the court that Treasure allegedly committed the offence between Dec. 16, 2022 and January 25, 2023 at Ikorodu.

Famuyiwa said Treasure fraudulently obtained N2.5 million from one Mr Fatai Olatunde; N6.7 million from Mr Emmanuel Ogunlewe and N400,000 from Oluwashina Sanusi claiming he would procure Canadian visas for them.

Treasure pleaded guilty to the charge.

Presiding Magistrate A. O. Ogbe ordered his remand in a correctional facility and granted him bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.

Ogbe said the addresses of the sureties must be verified and adjourned the case until July 6 for further hearing.

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