A policewoman, Ngozi Onwuka, has been fined N10,000 after she was guilty of visa fraud. She was arraigned before Justice Mojisola Dada of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on a one count charge of making false statements to a constituted authority.
The court was told by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Corruption, ICPC, that the offence committed by the police officer violated Section 25(1) (a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, and was punishable under the same section.
Onwuka was said to have presented a false bank statement of account to the Consular and Visa Officer of the British High Commission in Nigeria with the intent of securing a visa.
The counsel for the convict, Mr. C. Ubani, pleaded with the court to show mercy on her, saying she was a first time offender and had cooperated fully with the prosecution. Justice Dada, in her ruling, sentenced Onwuka to three months imprisonment with an option of N10,000 fine.
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