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Visa scam: Travel agent dupes woman of N18m

EFCC has arrested and arraigned a travel agent, Iheanacho Chikendu, for N18 million visa fraud.

Chikendu was arraigned, on Tuesday, before Justice D. E. Osiagor of the Federal High Court, sitting in Umuahia, Abia State, on a 10-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N18,782,000.

The suspect got into trouble after a petitioner alleged that sometimes in September 2016, he collected the money from her to procure Canadian visas for her daughters and upon the payment of the money, the visas were neither procured, nor was her money returned to her.

However, the defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the charges when they were read to him and Justice Osiagor granted him bail in the sum of N1m. He was ordered to be remanded in prison custody pending the perfection of his bail and adjourned to February 12.

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