Official of the United States of America Consulate General Office in Victoria Island, Lagos have nabbed a man, Akindipe Adedayo, 39, who claimed to be the Chief Executive Officer of Akmak Oil and Gas Ltd with Fake documents.
A police source said that following the incident, the Embassy Officials contacted the Commissioner of Police, CP in charge of the Police Special Fraud Unit, PSFU, Ikoyi, Lagos Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde about the arrest who deployed a team led by ASP Lawal Audu to the Embassy to arrest the suspect.
The Police source said that trouble started for Adedayo when he went to the United State Consulate General Office at Victoria Island, to summit documents such as Guaranty Trust Bank Statement of account No: 0228560035 and introduction letter dated 24 September 2017 to obtain United State non immigrant Visa knowing fully well that the documents were fakes.
The police alleged that Adedayo connived with one Mayowa Ogunniyi and Olosunla Oluwole Paul now at large to forge the documents.
Nemesis, however, caught up with Adedayo when the Embassy Officials after perusing the documents, discovered that they were fake and that his claim that he was the Chief Executive Office of Akmak Oil and Gas Ltd was also false and they invited the police to arrest him.
Adedayo was charged before an Igbosere Magistrate Court on a four count charge bordering on forgery, uttering and impersonation.
Police counsel, Wewe Adegbayi informed the court in charge No: B/30/2018 that the accused committed the alleged crime on 12 April, 2018 at the United State Consulate General Office at 2, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victory Island, Lagos.
Adegbayi told the could that the accused lied to the US Embassy Officials that he was the Chief Executive office of Akmak Oil and Gas Ltd with the intent to obtain United State non-Immigrant Visa before he was arrested.
He said the offences, the accused committed were Contrary to and punishable under Section 411, 365(1) 366(1) and 360(1) of the criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the alleged charged and Chief Magistrate Folashade Botoku granted him bail in the sum of N100,000.00 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case file 18 th May, 2018 for trial.