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CBP Officers at Peace Bridge Arrest Imposter

Release Date: 
December 18, 2012

Buffalo, N.Y. - U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the arrest of a citizen of Nigeria on charges of Misuse of a Passport.

On Dec. 16, CBP officers encountered an individual at the Peace Bridge border crossing in Buffalo, N.Y. The subject was traveling on a commercial bus and presented a valid Nigerian passport bearing a different name and claimed that he was returning to the U.S. after a two week visit in Toronto. CBP officers referred the subject for a secondary inspection.

During secondary inspection, the subject's fingerprints were taken and revealed his true identity as Emmanuel Osagie, a 41-year-old citizen of Nigeria.

Osagie was arrested by CBP officers and arraigned in Federal court on Dec. 17 on charges of Misuse of a Passport.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021