New reports have emerged revealing how popular musician Akon and his crew talked his way into Nigeria without a Visa.
According to Sahara Reporters, Akon was transiting to the US from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, then missed a connecting flight at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Nigeria.
Rather than stay at the Nigeria immigration lounge of the airport, Akon and his crew refused and insisted they would go into the city to lodge in a hotel, an action that is against the immigration laws of the country.
Akon and the US Consulate were spotted in a video which they prevailed on the officials of Nigeria Immigration Service and they were illegally allowed to step outside of the airport, and lodge at Sheraton Hotel.
In a hot discussion, which lasted for about two hours, Akon and his crew were bent on leaving the airport to a hotel but the immigration officers at the airport maintained it couldn’t be allowed.
However, when the US consulate interfered in the matter, the Nigerian immigration officers allowed Akon and his crew leave the airport and stay in a hotel but their passports were withheld.
An undertaking was also written to ensure that the artiste and his crew were brought back to the airport.
Sahara Reporters reportedly tried to called the United States Embassy in Nigeria to confirm if the US consulate insisted that the artiste should not stay in the lounge, though they couldn’t reach the embassy.