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Mr. Quadri I Adeyinka, a staff of the Nigeria Immigration Service has bagged a 7-year jail term over fraud pertaining to a travelling passport fraud.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) made the revelation on Sunday evening through its spokesman, Demola Bakare.

The immigration officer’s journey began after he was arraigned by ICPC before Justice Jude Onwuegbuzie of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Apo, Abuja.

According to the ICPC spokesman, Adeyinka was arraigned on a four-counts charge bordering on gratification, conferment of corrupt advantage and cheating contrary to extant provisions of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and the Penal Code Act.

Meanwhile, the ICPC Counsel Dr. Osuobeni E. Akponimisingha told the court how Adeyinka defrauded one Mr. Ovie Justice Ojeffia under the pretence of regularising his international passport.

According to him, Adeyinka received the sum of N100k from Ojeffia to regularise the said passport “but reneged.

“The victim thereafter petitioned ICPC, which led to the investigation and arraignment of the convict before the court.

“In his judgement, Justice Onwuegbuzie found Mr. Adeyinka guilty on all four (4) counts charge and sentenced him to seven (7) years each for counts 1 and 2, five (5) years for count 4 and two (2) years for count 3. The sentences are to run concurrently,” Bakare said.

 

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