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Sunday Igboho Faces 21 years imprisonment over ‘doctored Beninese passport’

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Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a. Sunday Igboho may face 21 years imprisonment over the Beninese passport he tendered before his aborted trip.

Igboho and his better half, Ropo, were captured on Monday at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou.

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The secessionist, needed in Nigeria, was said to have introduced a phony making a trip record to Immigration authorities in Benin.

On July 9, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) reported that Igboho had been set on stop-list.

NIS cautioned Nigeria Police, Department of State Services (DSS) and National Intelligence Agency (NIA) that he was putting forth attempts to obtain another Nigerian visa as a feature of plans to escape.

As the specialists revealed his methodology, Igboho, it was assembled, made plans for informal Beninese visa.

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Igboho and Ropo were halted headed to Germany after security agents found gus genuine identify.

In a meeting with BBC Yoruba, a lawmaker in Benin, Mr. Tolulase said the circumstance isn’t looking good for the fomenter.

The lawmaker clarified that however Benin is a little country, the laws are completely authorized.

“On this passport issue, take me for instance, I’m from Benin but married an Ijebu woman. We have five kids. She gave birth to two in Nigeria, three in Benin.

Only the three have Beninese passport, the two others and my wife do not have. She can only apply if we marry legally in Benin.

“Even after the court wedding, the passport is not issued immediately. She will wait for some years and must go through the processes.

“The first thing you must have is National Identity Card. Now, if you’re not a citizen, the only way you can get a passport is if you legally marry a Beninoise.

“You can see it’s not easy. So, if you procure a fake one, you’ll be uncovered because you don’t have a National Identity Card. The details are linked.

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“The card must have a family name. About three to five of your relatives must confirm to the government they know you and your early years.

“It is after they testify that the court will issue the card, which can then be used to apply for a passport. If such is doctored, the punishment is 21 years imprisonment. It’s a serious offence.

“And it’s not just the owner of the fake passport that will be prosecuted, all those who know about it will be charged to court.

“On Chief Sunday Igboho, the Beninese government will carry out a detailed investigation that will expose everyone involved in his passport obtainment”, Tolulase said.

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