How 2 Men Lost N1m In Failed Visa Processing
A travelling agent, Benjamin Oweka, 34, met with Samuel Kanu and Violent Obi with claims that he could procure Canadian visas for them.
“He demanded for N1million to assist in obtaining visa for the complainants and after he collected the money, he was nowhere to be found again.
“Efforts made by the complainants to see the accused to get their visa or money proved unsuccessful until he was arrested.”
This was according to police prosecutor, Insp. Essien Ndarake before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court where Benjamin was arraigned for fraud.
The Prosecutor told the court that the accused committed the offences on July 14 at Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA).
The accused, whose residential address was not stated, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mrs M.I Dan-Oni granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties.
She said that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned until September 28 for mention.