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FG begins probe of alleged extortion of passport applicants in Nigerian mission, London

The Federal Government said it has commenced an investigation into the alleged extortion of passport applicants in the High Commission of Nigeria in London.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement by its Spokesman, Tope Elias-Fatile, said it would work very closely with the Nigerian Immigration Service in Abuja in their ongoing investigations on the same issue to confirm the veracity of the allegations contained in the video clip.

The statement reads: “The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to a video clip in circulation accusing the Immigration Section of the High Commission of Nigeria in London of some improper conducts and the Ministry wishes to inform the public that the matter is currently under investigation.

“Considering that the members of staff who process passport applications and the issuance of passports in the High Commission are Immigration Officers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will work very closely with the Nigerian Immigration Service in Abuja in their ongoing investigations on the same issue to confirm the veracity of the allegations contained in the video clip.

“It must be underlined that the Ministry has zero tolerance for corrupt practices among its officers. There are internal mechanisms instituted to address issues like this and when necessary, the process would be activated against any erring officer found either at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja or in any of our Missions around the World.”

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