Senior Government Official charged with Forgery to Obtain Passport

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MUHAMMAD Babandede, comptroller general of Nigeria Immigration Service, has vowed not to spare individual or groups involved in passport related offences from getting away with it.

The warning came in the wake of the prosecution of Maikudi Haruna, senior protocol officer in the Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing, involvement in the forgery of documents meant for the procurement of Nigerian Passport.

He conspired by forging official identity card and signature of the minister of the Ministry

of Power, Works and Housing on a letter issued to one Abubakar Mustapha Bida to procure “Official Passport” thereby collecting N250,000 as proceed knowing fully well that the subject is not a government official.

Haruna appeared before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja where he was charged with ‘Conspiracy’ making false statement for the purpose  of procuring Nigerian passport and engaging in forgery.

The comptroller  general of Nigeria Immigration Service advise prospective applicants seeking Nigerian passport to avoid false declarations, forgery and use of fake breeder documents, but follow due process by paying online,applying online and  desist from patronising touts.

He noted that both the procurer and the applicant will be prosecuted in accordance with the provision of the law related to Passport Offences.

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– July 8, 2019 @ 10:05 GMT |

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