Immigration Boss Vows to Punish Passport Racketeers
PRESS RELEASE:SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL CHARGED WITH FORGERY/FALSIFICATION TO OBTAIN PASSPORT.
The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede MFR has vowed not to spare individual or groups involved in passport related offences from getting away with it.
The warning came at the wake of the prosecution of a senior protocol officer in the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing Maikudi Haruna involved in the Forgery of documents meant for the procurement of Nigerian Passport, he conspired by forging official Identity Card and signature of the Minister of the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing on a letter issued to one Abubakar Mustapha Bida to procure “Official Passport” thereby collecting #250,000:00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) as proceed knowing fully well that the subject is not a government official.
2.Haruna Maikudi appeared before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja where he was charged with ‘Conspiracy’ making false statement for the purpose of procuring Nigerian passport and engaging in forgery.
3.The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service advise prospective applicants seeking Nigerian passport to avoid false declarations, forgery and use of fake breeder documents, but follow due process by paying online, applying online and desist from patronising touts, noting that both the procurer and the applicant will be prosecuted in accordance with the provision of the law related to ‘ Passport Offences’.
DCI Sunday James, pcc
Service Public Relations Officer.
For: Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration service