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.