– The operatives of DSS have arrested one Kelvin Nwanaji, who was accused of impersonating its Director General on Facebook
– Nwanaji was arrested in Lagos for using the fake Facebook account to dupe unsuspecting job seekers
– The agency said it has swung into action to arrest Nwanaji’s collaborators
Operatives of the Department of State Services have arrested one Kelvin Nwanaji, who was accused of operating a fake Facebook account in the name of the Director-General of the Service, Mr. Lawan Daura.
Nwanaji, who was said to have been arrested at Ojo, Lagos State, was accused of using the fake Facebook account to dupe unsuspecting job seekers.
A statement issued by the spokesperson for the DSS, Mr. Tony Opuiyo, in Abuja on Friday 13, said that further investigation was ongoing to arrest Nwanaji’s collaborators.
He said, “Nwanaji had opened a Facebook account in the name of the Director-General of the SSS and had been using it to defraud unsuspecting members of the public, who he promised jobs in the service.
“His arrest was sequel to investigation arising from the messages circulating in the social media that the service was recruiting.
“Further investigation is being undertaken to arrest all those connected with this scam.”
Opuiyo asked the public to disregard the falsehood, which originated from Nwanaji, saying that the service was not embarking on any recruitment exercise currently.
He said it should be noted that employment into the “Service is conducted in the most transparent manner in line with laid down procedures and processes.”
He asked the public to be wary of fraudsters whom he said may use this opportunity to extort money from them.
Meanwhile, Opuiyo also said that the service rescued four oil company kidnap victims from their abductors on Friday at White House Estate, Rumukwurushi, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
He alleged that the kidnap gang was led by one Emmanuel Eyo, who was earlier arrested in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Opuiyo said that during the rescue operation which was supported by the military, a staff of the service sustained gunshot injuries in his leg while three members of the gang were killed in the exchange of fire.
He listed items recovered from the gang to include one AK47 rifle, one magazine containing 59 rounds of 7.5mm ammunition and three locally made pistols.
Similarly, Opuiyo added that one Alkasim Salisu, an alleged Boko Haram member was arrested at Rigasa area of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
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