Police fraud unit (PSFU) Today picked 20 visa Racketeers who specialized in counterfeiting entry visas of some foreign countries who according to its spokesman, are now cooling their heads off in its custody.
Its spokesman, Audi Lawal, said in a statement on Saturday in Lagos that the visa racketeers were arrested at several embassies of the foreign countries in Lagos.
The police spokesman said that the suspects specialized in a forgery of visa processing documents such as passports, bank statements, company letterheads and immigration stamps of several overseas countries.
Lawal said that all the suspects confessed to have committed the crimes and were charged to court for the prosecution to serve as a deterrent to others involved in such illegal activities.
“The Police Special Fraud Unit in its effort to discourage members of the public from patronizing racketeers and false document makers recently busted a cartel which specializes in counterfeiting.
“This cartel specialized in UK, Canada and Shengen visas, Nigerian passports, bank statements, various countries’ immigration stamps and letter of introduction from corporate organizations,” Lawal said.
The PSFU spokesman advised visa applicants against patronizing agents using fake travel documents for processing visa at embassies in Nigeria.