UK visa applicant sentence to three years imprisonment for lying

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An Ikeja Special Offences Court yesterday sentenced a UK visa applicant, Kolawole Viyon, to three years imprisonment for giving false information about his marital status.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission had arraigned Viyon for allegedly lying about his marital status.

Justice Mojisola Dada, who gave the ruling, said the accused person was guilty as charged.

Following a plea bargain entered into with the prosecution, the judge, however, gave Viyon an option of N.3m fine.

The judge, however, noted that if the fine was not paid within 24 hours, “Viyon will have to mandatorily serve his prison term.”

But the convicts’ counsel, Ms Hannah Adeyemi, told the court that he was ready to pay the the fine to effect the court’s judgment.

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