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Nigerian arrested for traveling with fake passport

A Nigerian, Ndukwe Fidelis, 35, has been arrested in India for travelling into the country with a fake Cote D’Ivoire passport.

According to Indian Express, Fidelis had been deported in 2015 for overstaying his visa and a Look Out Notice issued against him.

It was reported that on August 2, Fidelis had arrived at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to take a flight to Turkey, bearing a Cote D’Ivoire passport, which identified him as Kouame Aristide.

However, upon a close look by Indian immigration officials, it was discovered that Fidelis was holding a fake passport and his real identity was revealed.

Mumbai Police Crime Branch said Fidelis had visited India thrice using the fake passport he procured from the French-speaking West Africa country.

An officer said, “He is a cloth merchant with business interest in India.”

Meanwhile, police have also identified the person, who helped Fidelis to acquire the fake Cote D’Ivoire passport.

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