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Nigerian national held for possessing forged passport

Koregaon Park police on Tuesday arrested a Nigerian national from Koregaon Park for possessing a forged passport.

Written by Express News Service | Published: October 24, 2012 1:33 am

Koregaon Park police on Tuesday arrested a Nigerian national from Koregaon Park for possessing a forged passport. Police have identified the suspect as Benjamin Baba Femeolan Femi. A case of cheating and forgery was registered against Benjamin at Koregaon Park police station.

Assistant inspector D V Tambe said Benjamin was looking for a room at Hotel Surya Villa in Koregaon Park on Monday. Hotel staff found his passport to be fake and informed the police. Soon after,the police detained him for inquiry and confirmed that the passport

was forged.

“Benjamin told us that he is into clothes business and came to the city for the first time. We are verifying his statements. His name does not match with the name on the passport. We arrested him and produced him before the court seeking his custody for investigation. The court remanded him in police custody for two days,” said Tambe.

Benjamin claims to have come to India in 2005 on a business visa. Police said his visa expired in 2010 following which he is suspected to have procured a forged passport.

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