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Friday, December 21, 2018

Togolese Nationals Nabbed Trying To Obtain Nigerian Passport

Two citizens of the Republic of Togo have been arrested in Osogbo 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 and had forged local government identification documents for them, was also arrested.

While answering questions from our correspondent, the Togolese suspects said they came to Nigeria without documents.

They added that they were introduced to Ajibola, who promised to procure the passports to enable them move to Kenya.

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 .


  1. How did they get in in the first place?

    1. Illegal routes dey planty naa. Benin republic borders Ogun, Oyo and Kwara states. From Benin na to enter Togo to same kind of illegal routes

  2. Election things...There should come let me dash them my own biko. I dey look for any western country to adopt me. I don tire.

  3. I have to go anonymous on this, nobody e start, I met it in the job and if an applicant meets you and you tell him you can't instantly another officer will call him and do it, an agent met with me last six months saying he wants to get passport for a lady of 15 I told him to tell his mum or dad to come with her and give a letter of consent, he said they won't be available and it's the aunt that will come I told him i can't do the job cos its obvious that it is trafficking before I could say Jack a senior officer did it and I couldn't do anything cos I don't want to lose my job to make it worse the parents of the girl might have been brainwashed and they may also go against me so I had to allow it, may God help us

  4. that's what comes with a porous border

  5. Nigeria is not a country but a zoo

  6. This zoo of a country won't do anything. Everyone wants to make money at the detriment of the whole country.
    Most times I don't buy the crap of most Nigerians abroad doing drugs, because some of them come here with our poros borders and perpetuate crimes.
    Anyway ,naija na senior ZOO.

  7. All the Nigeria Immigration Service centers across the nation, need a repurge starting from the top to bottom. They also, need to be trained on immigration policies and other security processes to avoid immigration fraud.

    This is a total national security embarrassment and one can only imagine other illegal immigrants with fake Nigerian names disguising as Nigerian citizens with passports both domestic and foreign based.

    There are serious gaps and concerns within immigration services to be overlooked and this is a security risk that shouldn't be ignored by NIS and the president to further protect its citizens and the nation.

    1. Abeg rest who made the borders porous? How many illegal immigrants has been arrested and Federal government gave no money to repatriate them, how many times have they prosecuted officers because illegal immigrants killed themselves in their custody after been kept in jail and nothing was done about their cases, this country is messed up abeg forget training after the training are you not reporting to an office?


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