The Unbiased Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee (ICPC) Thursday arraigned Ihueze Uche Kelvin and Onuora Felix over alleged visa rip-off and forgery.
The duo have been dragged earlier than Justice Babangida Hassan of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Excessive Courtroom 35, Jabi, Abuja, on a 16-count cost bordering on forgery.
Counsel to the fee, Golden Iwuagwu, mentioned earlier than the courtroom that Kelvin had connived with Felix to forge statements of account of 5 banks particularly: Constancy Financial institution, Ecobank, First Metropolis Monument Financial institution and First Financial institution of Nigeria for his purchasers, who at the moment are at giant, to current on the Indian Excessive Fee, Abuja, with the intent to acquire a visa, an offence that’s opposite to Part 363 and punishable underneath Part 364 of the Penal Code Act.that’s
The courtroom was additionally informed that Kelvin allegedly solid 5 letters of advice for tourism visa purportedly signed by Senator Samuel Anyanwu, with the intent to mislead the Indian Excessive Fee to be able to procure visas for his purchasers, thereby contravening Part 363 of the Penal Code Act.
ICPC additional knowledgeable the courtroom that the accused individuals solid Nationwide Meeting employees id playing cards, thereby committing an offence which is opposite to Part 363 and punishable underneath Part 364 of the Penal Code Act.
The accused individuals, nevertheless, pleaded not responsible when the costs have been learn to them. Their legal professionals, N. M. Nwosu and Ifeanyi Ajegbu, of their bail purposes, requested the courtroom to grant them bail in liberal phrases pending the ultimate willpower of the case.
Justice Hassan, whereas ruling on the bail purposes, granted every of the accused individuals bail within the sum of N2 million and a surety in like sum.
He additionally mentioned the sureties should not be under Grade Stage 12 within the employment of the Federal Authorities and should be resident throughout the jurisdiction of the courtroom.
However the matter was adjourned to Could 27, for listening to.