Travel agent scams victims of N3m with fake Canadian visa

Akomolehin, however, told the court he was not guilty of the charges.

An alleged visa scam has landed one Akomolehin Johnson Olusesan in trouble with the EFCC.

The commission says Akomolehin approached his victim with the promise that he could help him secure a Canadian visa. He allegedly collected a sum of N1.35million, which was paid in installments to his bank account. He was alleged to have also collected N450,000 cash from his victim.

In total, Akomolehin allegedly scammed all unsuspecting victims of over N3 million.

One of his victims said Akomolehin gave him a Canadian visa which was discovered to be fake at the point of traveling to Canada, and all efforts to get his money back have been unsuccessful.

Akomolehin was arraigned by the anti-graft commission on a 21-count charge, bordering  on obtaining money under false pretence and forgery, before the Oyo State High Court on Thursday.

He, however, told the court he was not guilty of the charges.

Chief Judge Abimbola adjourned the case to August 16 for hearing of Akomolehin’s bail applications.

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