Immigration officers arrest Cairo-bound girls with fake identity on their passports
Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, have apprehended
two suspects, Adebayo Kazeem and Babalola Kehinde, with tampered passports.
According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the Immigration Service, DCI Sunday James, the ladies
were about to board a Cairo-bound Egypt Airline flight on Thursday, January 21 when the Migration Information
and Data Analysis System failed to scan their passports due to an imposed fake identity of the true holder.
DCI Sunday James, said, “They were duly subjected to interrogation when
caught against their claim of traveling for business as the journey was arranged by a suspect, Muri, whose
number was called many times without response.”
“He was alleged to be behind the processing of the tampered passports with a man’s picture on the chip when
read by the MIDAS scanner; an offense punishable by the Immigration Act 2015 on passport-related offenses
relating to aiding, identity theft and tampering with a passport.”
The statement titled, ‘NIS operatives arrest two girls with tampered passports,’ further said the Comptroller-
General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, had ordered a thorough investigation into the