The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced the commencement of investigation into alleged extortion of international passport applicants at Nigerian High Commission in the UK.
Spokesman of the NIS, Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement, saying the Agency’s attention had been drawn to a viral video of some Nigerians protesting against the alleged extortion at the High Commission.
He added that “the protesters alleged that some officials of the High Commission are unduly surcharging them for passport issuance.
“It has become necessary to state that payment for passports are done online and so nobody is expected to come to the High Commission with cash, let alone any case of extortion.
“In the meantime, machinery have been put in place to unravel the veracity of the allegation.”
He advised Nigerian passport applicants in the UK and other parts of the world to formally report any form of extortion through firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com call +2347080607900.