Suspected fraudster, 26, arrested for fake visa procurement in Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command has busted an alleged fraud haven at No. 48, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, where one Samuel Olowobola Gboyega allegedly carried out fraudulent activities.

The police said one Antonio Kaplanis of the Embassy of Greece, Abuja, accused 26-year-old Samuel of fraudulently obtaining huge sums of money from unsuspecting Nigerians seeking visa to travel to Europe.

Samuel allegedly claimed to be an employee of the Embassy of Greece with a mandate to make visa procurement easy for applicants.

Some Nigerian passports, laptops and other visa related documents were recovered from the Samuel’s office.

Police say further scrutiny of the laptop confirmed that there were documents in the notepad that had different embassy visas and their respective price tags.

It was also seen that Samuel made false presentations through publications on his website:, attaching the name of Embassy of Greece to it.

Lagos police boss said that Samuel’s activities has dented the image of the nation and greatly embarrassed the Embassy of Greece in Nigeria.

Samuel has been charged to court for the offences he allegedly committed.