Passport Director Sent To Jail For Alleged Passport Scandal, Police Also Confirmed Arrest Of His Nigerian Counterpart

The Liberia National Police has confirmed the arrest of Andrew Wonplo, director of passport at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, along with a Nigerian national identified as Adedoyin Emmanuel Atiroko in a passport scandal.

A police press statement issued, said the two suspects were arrested on August 11 after a tipoff by state security that Wonplo was involved in a scandal at the passport division.

The press statement said preliminary investigative findings revealed that the suspect, Atiroko, had been conniving with the passport director to issue Liberian passports to foreign nationals under a dubious company named Heaven Company Limited and Travel Consultants, operated by the Nigerian national.

“Receipts valued at over thousands of U.S. dollars were also uncovered from preliminary findings,” the statement explained.

The two suspects are said to be in police custody while investigations continue.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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