Two Togolese caught while attempting to get Nigerian passport

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Two citizens of the Republic of Togo have been arrested in Osogbo, Capital of Osun State, South west Nigeria by men of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Osun State Command, while attempting to obtain Nigerian passports.

The Togolese, Ametchonwoun Alexandre Adodo and Awoudya Yao Francis, were arrested on the premises of the Osun State Command of the NIS when they appeared for photographic capturing.

The suspects, it was learnt, entered Nigeria without passports and wanted to travel to Kenya to secure jobs with Nigerian passports.

It was also gathered that Ametchonwoun and Awoudya applied for Nigerian passports as Alexandre Adebayo and Francis Adebayo, respectively.

The suspects said they paid N65,000 to one Saheed Ajibola, who was assisting them to obtain the passports.

The Comptroller, NIS, Osun State Command, Mr Adebowale Idowu, said the suspects used fake local government identification documents from Badagry in Lagos State.

Idowu added that the said Ajibola, who was assisting the suspects to get the passports had forged local government identification documents for them and has also been arrested.

Ajibola, however, said he did not know that the suspects were not Nigerians, adding that he obtained local government identification documents for the two men in order to assist them.

The Osun NIS boss stated that the suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigation was concluded.

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