Bizman Arraigned Over Visa Scam


A businessman, Oluwaabi Olakunle Ibukun 30, has been slammed with eight-count charge of obtaining under false pretence and stealing at an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The police prosecutor Eyo Owai alleged that Oluwabi collected N350,000 from Olusegun Fetuga under the pretence of procuring a Sweden visa for him.

He also collected N100,000 from Nnadi Ogbogu with the same pretence that he is going to obtain a Sweden visa for him.

The police also alleged that he stole N500,000 from three other complainants.

One of the charges read: “That you, Oluwabi Olakunle in the month of May 2011 did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by seizing two international passports belonging to Olusegun Fetuga and James Amoo. The police said the offences are punishable under sections 516, 419, 390, (9)249,(d) of the Criminal Code, Cap.17, Vol. 11, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.

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He pleaded not guilty to the charges and the trial magistrate, Y.O Aje Afunwa, granted him bail with two sureties.

One of them must be a blood relation who must produce evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State government.

The case has been adjourned till 22 August, 2011 for mention.

—Oluwatunmise Ige

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