Italy must be a special country.

It’s either Nigerians are sneaking in through the Mediterranean or Sahara Desert or as it has emerged now, they are forging a document when they travel legitimately.

The trend is worrying the authorities.

The Police Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Lagos, have expressed concern over increasing number of Nigerians allegedly involved in using fake document to seek for Italian visas.

Spokesman of the unit, Lawal Audu, disclosed this in Lagos in an interview with newsmen.

The Italian Embassy, he said, sends an average of 50 Nigerian Passports with fake document to SFU monthly.

Audu noted that before now, Canada used to complain of such high numbers of fake document but that attention has shifted to Italy.

“The Italian Embassy sent to SFU about 50 Nigerian Passports monthly with complaints of forged documents.

“We have charged more than 15 persons to court for presenting fake document between January and May 2017.

“Documents the applicants always forged include bank statements, health insurance certificates, invitation letters from Italy, letters of introduction and letter of employment from multinational companies.

“Italian Consulate normally checks all supporting document for any applicant. They are very meticulous in checking. We have many passports with such complaints in large numbers.

“Once any embassy or high commission discovers irregularities in any application, they request the applicant to come to SFU for clearance; many never come to us but after waiting for some time, we go out to look for such applicants,” Audu said.