Stella Dimoko Fake Embassy Found In Lagos -Dozens Scammed


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Monday, December 12, 2016

Fake Embassy Found In Lagos -Dozens Scammed

The Lagos State Police Command says it has discovered a fake embassy operating in Lagos where many innocent members of the public had allegedly been defrauded.

It was gathered that policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) had swooped on the ‘embassy’ and arrested two Chinese and two Nigerians.

The fake embassy was located at Golden Point and Suite on Duduyemi Street in Ejigbo, Lagos.

The RRS said the Chinese – Liu Honyang, 47; and Sun Xinai, 49 – and their Nigerian collaborators – Oriyomi Olawale, 47 and Desmond Chinedu, 25 – had been swindling Nigerians who had planned to travel out of the country.

It was learnt that the suspects issued mainly Trinidad and Tobago’s visas.

The RRS said the Trinidad and Tobago embassy in the country had confirmed the visas to be fakes, while disowning the two Chinese.

A RRS source revealed that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, directed the squad to act on the intelligence reports received from some victims of the ‘embassy.’

He said, “Some RRS policemen had lodged in the hotel for nine days, watching and monitoring the activities of the suspects before their eventual arrest.”

Some people, who claimed to be victims of the fraud, stormed the RRS headquarters on Sunday to write their statements against the suspects.

One of the victims, Adekunle Adefuye, said he met them through one of their agents, one Dorcas Slyver.

He said, “She is a daughter to my brother’s pastor in Abeokuta, Ogun State. I told her about my intention and zeal to travel to the United States. She told me to come to Lagos that she could procure the American visa for me.

“On getting to Lagos, she took me to the Chinese and I was advised to travel to Trinidad and Tobago. They said I would secure employment with at least $3,000 salary.

“I paid a total sum of N1.3m in installment for the process, including visa processing and flight fare.”

He said he was arrested immediately he got to Trinidad and Tobago on October 19, 2016, by the country’s immigration officers for coming into the country with a fake visa.

“I was arrested with another Nigerian. We spent two days with the police. They treated us like criminals trying to enter the country illegally. We were deported on October 22, 2016, and arrived in Nigeria the following day,” he added.

Another victim, Rasheed Ololade, said he paid N1.3m.

“I was fortunate to escape being jailed in Trinidad and Tobago for coming into the country with fake documents.They beat me up and starved me for two days. I was lucky to have been deported,”

Another victim, Friday Owah, said he just paid N600,000 before the arrest.
He said, “I was introduced to them by one man, Mr. Oscar. They promised to secure the visa for me within two weeks.”

Another victim, Lukmon Odeyemi, who claimed to be a footballer, said he parted with N125,000.

But Sun Xinai, the main suspect, said she was unaware that a stamped visa for Trinidad and Tobago was no longer tenable in the country.

However, a response to a letter written by the RRS to the High Commission of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, dated December 7, 2016, read in part, “…the mission can categorically confirm that the individual Sun Xinai, who is claiming to be an agent of this mission, is unknown to us.

“Furthermore, this mission does not use the services of an agent in any capacity whatsoever and has never done so in the past either.

“With regard to the authenticity of the attached visas, the mission can also categorically confirm that those visas were not issued at this High Commission and are clearly fraudulent.”

The letter was signed by one Garth Lamsee, the acting High Commissioner.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the police had launched a manhunt for other agents of the fake embassy.

“Members of the public should be wary of visa agents. Anyone who wishes to travel out of the country should direct their applications to the embassies,” she added.

She said the suspects had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba,for further investigation.

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  1. Replies
    1. I trust naijas they never carry last. I knew after finding fake embassy in Ghana, we were next.

    2. @lee70, your head dey thrre

  2. People are just too wicked this days..all in the nname of making money..

    Fine boy carry another man pikin run

    Husband using his wife for ritual

    Now fake embassy.

    Church dey collapse

    Unknown bevees trolin poles comment

    Anonymous bashin Stella

    Wetin we go hear or read tomorrow will Neva know

    Mc pinky

  3. Nawaooo

    Why wont they be scammed when some nigerians like short cut and prefer cheap things


    Thank God it was closed down.

    1. I don de find u since...
      I read ur input on the Ubi n Lili post, it was awesome to know u have a balanced head sitting on ur shoulder, that was a great advice on how to tackle marital issues. #Respect.

    2. Sexiest, I was really impressed too and to find out you are a Catholic, no bigotry intended

  4. Na wa. So Nigerians now have syndicates from other countries to scam people. The hustle is real mehn. Hmmmmmmmmm.

  5. To think that the other day we read about a fake embassy in Ghana and now this in Nigeria. Why will I waste 1.3m on Trinidad &Tobago visa, when I can use it to do something better? Please some bvn's in this our blog that always ask for visa agents should be cautious to avoid stories that touch.
    Well done to the RRS team.

  6. Nigerians and their mentality of travelling abroad smh.

  7. When you love short cut..this is what you get

    People don't Like going through structured due process..dem dey prefer corner corner

    We have directories for registered Embassies in Nigeria..but mba,people go say dem dey waste time,they prefer sharp sharp Abracadabra

    See stupid Chinese be scamming us in our own country

    Unam Ikots.


  8. Let's be careful ooo so many fake people around. God help us all

  9. swindlers and fraudsters everywhere.

  10. See this chinco's ooo, doing all this in our country.
    Lord have mercy.

  11. I know someone personally who got duped in this fake embassy!!!

  12. When people try to follow through the back door, they can easily fall victims to these scammers!

    I hope the illegal embassy is brought down immediately.
    Foreigners will enter Nigeria and some greedy Nigerians will join them to be scamming their people. This will never happen in China, unless those involved want to be killed.
    But they'll always find their crooks way into Nigeria and be indulging in criminal activities.

    1. Sincerely, this is annoying.
      Ripping another of their hard earned money.
      Nigerians and shortcut ehn...

  13. Nigerians & their mumu laced greed! You were looking for American visa & some zombie convinced you to go to Trinidad & Tobago to make $3000/month meanwhile he's charging you naira in a hotel room & yet there was no inclination that you're being defrauded? This thing of always looking for "connection" is exposing us more than ever! Go & register a child in primary school & you start looking for who knows any teacher in a primary school. Tufia!

  14. Nigeria which way. A Chinese man scamming people in our land. Just negodu

  15. Another fake embassy,God help us all.

  16. Hahahaha chinko come this country to scam our people. Chai ikotun of all places.

    Stella carry out investigation on people living in Ikotun. We might learn a lot from them

    1. Ikotun, ijegun bah?
      Interesting people

  17. wa o. The struggle is sure real, swindling peopple of their hard earned cash is not the way to make this money.

  18. Short cuts ways are always dangerous but some pple will never learn.
    Always in a hurry and @ the end they will still come back and start afresh.

  19. Embassy in Ejigbo?
    The pple deserve what they got.
    I can imagine embassy in nyanya/ maraba in Abuja.
    Ds i must travel no get sense at all. I travel a lot and i v come to realise that there is no big deal abroad, i even hate the cold... its so easy to package ur docs... walahi na sense ...
    The last schengen visa i got, i did not have plenty money, no job then sef but i got d visa.. i cldnt even use it sef. When applying for another one i wiĺ tell dem work was hectic dts why i cldnt go.. the fools will rush nd give me again thinking i am one very busy nd important smbody

  20. Wasted 1.3m to go to of all places Trinidad and Tobago. Is it by force to go to US, ppl think going abroad the land is paved of gold. People are looking for such money to start a business.
    Why not just go to Dubai where d visa is next to nothing if US is always refusing you.


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