EFCC arraigns man for collecting N1.3m for US visa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arraigned Abdulaziz Eleyeye before Justice J. K. Omotosho of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano on one count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence.

Mr. Eleyeye, a graduate of Bayero University Kano was arrested on June 17, 2014 in Lagos, following a complaint by Khalid Umar, alleging that Mr. Eleyeye defrauded him of N1.3million.

The said amount was to be used for procuring American Visa for the victim.

According to Mr. Umar, having no doubt of Mr. Eleyeye, who claimed to be a travel agent, he paid the amount into the accused person’s account domiciled in three new generation banks.

Mr. Umar claimed that when he presented himself for the visa interview at US Embassy he was turned down.

Consequently, the accused advised him to re-apply, this time in Kuwait.

It was discovered to be a phony deal when the complainant was deported from Kuwait International Airport back to Nigeria on the grounds that the travel documents he presented were forged.

Efforts of the victim to get service for his money or recover same were unsuccessful.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

In view of his plea, counsel to EFCC, Salihu Sani, asked the court for a date for trial.

Justice Omotosho adjourned the case to March 7 for hearing of the bail application and commencement of trial.

The accused person is remanded in prison custody.


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  • aisha ani

    The plaintiff should be arrested also because he is just as guilty.

  • Paul Young

    Hahaha. Visa palaver. Nigeria we hail thee