A Provincial Court in Winnipeg, Canada has sentenced a Nigerian man, Chinenye Alozie to 2 years house arrest for forging bank records & other documents to help would-be immigrants safely enter the country.
The 35-year-old restaurateur & father of four pleaded guilty to acting as an unauthorized immigration consultant & to misrepresenting or withholding facts in immigration applications, offenses under the Immigration & Refugee Protection Act.
The court heard the crimes related to Alozie’s dealings with more than 60 foreigners, most of them students, between 2014 & 2019, Canada Today reports. He caught the attention of the Canadian Border Services Agency in late 2018 after reports that he had advertised his services to overseas students online.
QC Matthew Sinclair told Judge Stacy Cawley at a hearing on Tuesday that “Alozie is not authorized to represent persons with regard to their applications,”