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Two Nigerians charged with suspected scamming in Jamaica

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Kingston – Two Nigerian nationals were arrested and charged for suspected lottery scamming and breaching the immigration act.

They have been identified as Folashade Bakare, 34 and Yusuf Abiodun Bakare, 32, both of Lagos in Nigeria.

The men, who were residing in St James, were arrested at the Sangster International Airport in the parish on Wednesday.

The Police reported that they were collecting packages at the cargo section of the airport and when one was searched, customs officers discovered that it contained bank cards. 

When the men could not satisfactorily account for the items, the police were called in.

During the investigation that followed, identity information belonging to other people were allegedly found. 

A search of their premises revealed additional devices that reportedly contained identity information of people residing overseas.

The Nigerians were subsequently charged with breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act and the Immigration Act.

The suspects will appear in the St James Parish Court on Wednesday to answer to the charges. (CMC)

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