Fraud: Police Special Unit receives 50 fake passports monthly from Italian Embassy


Some Nigerian passports

The Police Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Lagos, has expressed concern over increasing number of Nigerians allegedly involved in using fake documents to seek for Italian visa.

Spokesman of the unit, ASP Lawal Audu, disclosed this in Lagos on Sunday in an interview.

He said the Italian Embassy sends an average of 50 Nigerian Passports with fake documents to SFU monthly.

Audu noted that before now, Canada used to complain of such high numbers of fake documents, adding that attention had shifted to Italy now.

“The Italian Embassy sent to SFU about 50 Nigerian Passports monthly with complaints of forged documents.

‘‘We have charged more than 15 persons to court for presenting fake documents between January and May, 2017.

“Documents the applicants always forged include bank statements, health insurance certificates, invitation letters from Italy, letters of…

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