Nigerian woman in the United States is currently facing prosecution on the allegations of claiming to be a citizen of the United States.
US attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced recently that Ifeoma Inneh, 40, was apprehended on June 4, 2021, at the Cyril E. King Airport on criminal charges connected to her alleged claim that she was a United States citizen.
Court documents reveal that Inneh appeared at the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspection checkpoint at the Cyril E. King Airport, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands on June 4, 2021 as a ticketed passenger on a flight traveling to Newark, New Jersey.
During the primary and secondary inspection, Inneh lied to CBP officers that she was a citizen of the United States. The CBP officers later found out that she was not a citizen of the United States.
In a statement, the US Justice Department said: “Inneh is charged with knowingly making a false claim to United States citizenship in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 911 and making material false statements to CBP Officers in a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the Government of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001(a)(2).”
If convicted, she could be sentenced to a maximum penalty of 8 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after the US Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors are considered.