President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the suspension of the Comptroller-General of Immigration, David Parradang with immediate effect.
Parradang’s suspension, according to reliable source, might not be unconnected with the ongoing investigations into how a Lebanese terrorist, Ahmed Al Assir was given a Nigerian visa by the Nigerian embassy in Beruit, Lebanon.
Parradang was directed to hand over to the most senior officer, DCG, Martin Kure Abeshi, who had been ordered to take over the affairs of the service, according to a statement by the Director of Press, Ministry of Interior, Yusuf Isiaka.
“The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, David Parradang, has been suspended from office with immediate effect. Meanwhile, the Deputy Comptroller-General of Immigration, Martin Kure Abeshi, who is the most senior officer has been directed to take over the affairs of the office,” according to a statement that announced the suspension.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday ordered investigations into how the terrorist got the Nigerian visa.
Assir, who had been on the wanted list of Lebanese security forces, was arrested at the airport last week while attempting to visit Cairo, Egypt, en route to Nigeria on a forged Palestinian passport.
He was accused of involvement in the death of 17 Lebanese soldiers and was sentenced to death by the court in 2013.
The embassy in Lebanon had denied culpability, saying the fugitive did not apply to the Mission for visa, stressing that the Nigerian visa on his fake Palestinian passport was forged.
The embassy, had in a diplomatic brief, explained that Assir, who was of Palestinian extraction, had undergone surgery to alter his appearance so as to evade detection by security operatives.
It stated that the wanted terrorist had been using aliases to evade arrest, adding that the pseudonym was not on the watch list of the Lebanese security forces.
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Source:: New Mail