A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Apo has sentenced an Immigration officer, Quadri Adeyinka to seven years over passport fraud.

Adeyinka was arraigned before Justice Jude Onwuegbuzie on four counts bordering on gratification, conferment of corrupt advantage, and cheating contrary to extant provisions of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, and the Penal Code Act.

Adeyinka specifically was said to have received the sum of N100,000 from one Ovie Ojeffia to regularise his passport but reneged.

The victim thereafter petitioned the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, which led to the investigation and arraignment of the convict before the court.

In a statement on Sunday, the commission’s Acting Director, Public Enlightenment and Education Demola Bakare, said the judge found him guilty of all the allegations preferred against Adeyinka.

The statement partly read,” ICPC has secured the conviction of one Quadri Ismail Adeyinka, a staff of the Nigeria Immigration Service for committing a travelling passport fraud.

“The Commission had arraigned the convict of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Apo, Abuja on a four counts

“Counsel to the ICPC, Dr Osuobeni Ekoi Akponimisingha had, in the course of the trial, led evidence before the court on how Mr Adeyinka defrauded one Mr Ovie Justice Ojeffia under the pretence of regularizing the latter’s international passport.

“In his judgement, Justice Onwuegbuzie found Mr Adeyinka guilty on all four counts and sentenced him to seven years each for counts 1 and 2, five years for count 4, and two years for count 3.
The sentences are to run concurrently.”