Nigerian bags 12-year imprisonment for forging Indian visa documents


Okonkwo Chukwuemerah, a man who tried to fraudulently obtain Indian visas, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Chukwuemerah forged the First Bank of Nigeria Plc statement of account of Arkleen Oil and Gas Nig. Ltd, with account number 3098725340, and other documents that he presented at the Indian High Commission in Nigeria in fulfillment of requirements for visa issuance.

Other documents forged by the convict are: “Letters of introduction to the Consulate High Commission of India, Abuja, by Arkleen Oil and Gas in favour of one Mrs Maduabuchukwu Nwamaka and Mrs Okeke Chinyere Faith.

“Sagar Hospitals medical reference on Okeke Chinyere Faith and Mrs Maduabuchukwu Nwamaka addressed to India High Commission Nigeria.

“Letter of Domino Medical Centre Maitama Abuja dated 6th August 2013 addressed to The High Commission of India in respect of Mrs Maduabuchukwu Nwamaka Marcelina.

“Summit Medical Centre letter dated 8th August 2013 on Mrs Okeke Chinyere Faith signed by Doctor Williams.”



    The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) commenced prosecution in January 14 before Justice Folasade Ojo of the Federal Capital Territory High Court 13, Abuja.

    Judgement was eventually delivered on June 28 this year.

    Chukwuemerah was sentenced to two years imprisonment on each of the six counts, which will run concurrently.

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    He was however given an option of N500,000 fine on each of the count.

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