Immigration CG Orders Probe Into Alleged Passport Racketeering In South-East   

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THE Controller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Wura-Ola Caroline Adepoju, has ordered an investigation into allegations of passport racketeering against personnel of the service in the South-East.

This piece of information was made public by Adetoun Aridegbe, NIS Public Relations Officer on Saturday.

A recent report had alleged that Control Officers in the region were charging extra fees in addition to the official fees for obtaining international passports.

•Wura-Ola Caroline Adepoju

Aridegbe said any officer found culpable would be dealt with as the Service would not tolerate any form of misconduct or improper behaviour.

The attention of the NIS has been drawn to a report of allegations of misconduct against the personnel of the service over passport racketeering,” Aridegbe said.

“As part of efforts to rid the agency of these bad eggs, an immediate probe into the allegations has commenced and anyone found guilty will be sanctioned.

“The CG and the Minister of Interior have given a directive for the investigation of the allegations and that is what we are doing,” Aridegbe added.

 

Eighteen-Eleven Media 

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