Gbajabiamila: DSS Arrests Suspect for Impersonating Speaker to Defraud people

Gbajabiamila: DSS Arrests Suspect for Impersonating Speaker to Defraud people

- Impersonators of the House of Reps Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila have been caught in Lagos state

- DSS confirmed the arrest of several suspects who forged Gbajabiamila’s official letterhead and signature

- Investigations revealed that one Olalekan Oladehinbo Adenuga was fraudulently acting as the speaker

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Aminat Jimoh, Olalekan Oladehinbo Adenuga and several others have been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) for impersonating the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the imposters were nabbed by the DSS Lagos state command following a letter of complaint from the Speaker’s office.

DSS Arrests Impersonators For Forging Gbajabiamila’s Letterhead, Signature
Suspected imposters impersonating the Speaker of the House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila have been arrested. Photo credit: @SpeakerGbaja
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In a letter dated Thursday, April 22, Gbajabiamila's office had called for an investigation following the reports of incessant use of the Speaker's name to commit criminal activities.

It was revealde that the official letterhead and signature of the Speaker was used by the suspects to allegedly defraud unsuspecting individuals and organisations, Vanguard reports.

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Findings showed that Adenuga forged a letter acting as the Speaker to recommend Aminat for employment.

A top official of DSS who confirmed the development under anonymity said that the services was investigating the forging of the official letterhead and signature of the speaker and using same to defraud unsuspecting individuals and organisations in the country.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a fake army officer identified as Henry Mfon Asuquo has been sentenced to eight years in prison by the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo for fraud.

Asuquo was prosecuted by the Uyo zonal office of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed in a statement that the convict arrested on January 3, 2019, at Ayara Street, Nungu Uko in Ibesikpo local government area of the state following a petition by one Itoro Tom.

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In a related development, the police command at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos arrested five suspects who allegedly deal in selling fake COVID-19 certificates to people.

The police said two other suspects are still at large. Legit.ng gathered that the suspects, Achibong Idonrenyin, Moses Samuel, Popoola Adewale, Wale Aderele and Abdulmalik Ibrahim, were paraded over the alleged sale of the fake certificate to unsuspecting travelers within the precinct of the airport.

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