Gardai arrest Nigerian impersonator suspect

A NIGERIAN who was arrested on suspicion of impersonating his fellow country men and women in order to sit their driving tests for a fee of 500 euro has been released on bail.

A NIGERIAN who was arrested on suspicion of impersonating his fellow country men and women in order to sit their driving tests for a fee of 500 euro has been released on bail.

Local gardai along with members of the Garda Bureau for Fraud Investigation were involved in the operation which centres around people fraudulently sitting driving tests on behalf of others. Shortly after 11am on Monday morning the suspect arrived at a driving test centre at the Hebron Road. It is believed that he had a Nigerian woman’s passport in his possession and was impersonating her in order to sit her test. There is no indication as to gender on provisional Nigerian passports.

The suspect, who is in his mid thirties was a driving instructor in his home country. He has been living in Ireland for the past decade. He was arrested and brought to Kilkenny Garda Station where he was quizzed for a number of hours. He was granted bail and is due to appear before Kilkenny District Court before the end of the month.