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Nigeria arrests Chinese, locals for running fake visa office
December 12, 2016 / 11:41 PM / a year ago

Nigeria arrests Chinese, locals for running fake visa office

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria has arrested two Chinese and two locals for running a fake visa office in the commercial capital Lagos, police said on Monday.

“They issued fake visas to Trinidad and Tobago to people for huge sums of money,” a police spokeswoman, Dolapo Badmus, said, adding that the arrested had operated out of a Lagos hotel.

The arrest came after Ghana busted a fake U.S. embassy in the capital Accra run by a criminal network that for a decade issued illegally obtained authentic visas.

Until it was shut down this summer, the sham embassy was housed in a run-down, pink two-storey building with a corrugated iron roof and flew a U.S. flag outside.

Reporting by Anamesere Igboeroteonwu; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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