Officials from the Department of State Services (DSS) have detained one Olalekan Oladehinbo Adenuga for allegedly impersonating Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila.
A suspected accomplice Aminat Jimoh was also arrested alongside others.
It was assembled on Thursday the Lagos office of the Service made the arrests while exploring the forging of letterhead and signature of the Speaker, also utilizing same to defraud individuals and organisations in the country.
It was learnt that Adenuga introduced Jimoh into Caverton Helicopters at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos using a forged letter.
In the forged correspondence, Adenuga supposedly acting as Speaker of the House of Representatives, recommended Jimoh to Caverton for employment.
The letter, which was received by Caverton Helicopters on April 20, 2021, was written on April 15 and addressed to the managing director of the airline.
It transported the reference amount Nass/ FAG/REC/001.
The letter reads partially, “I write to present and recommend Aminat Oluwabukola Jimoh who’s looking for employment into your organisation.
“She is a self-motivated and imaginative person and I am sure she’d be of fantastic benefit to your establishment if given the opportunity.
“Kindly give her application particular consideration for employment.
It was assembled that before fortune ran out on Jimoh and her accomplice Adenuga, the Speaker’s Office at the National Assembly had received several complaints about unidentified persons, who composed agencies and organisations, claiming to be the Speaker or his aide, and making orders.
After the improvements, the Speaker’s office, at an April 22, 2021 letter into the Department of State Security Services, had asked the secret police to look into the complaints.
Operatives of the control were said to have acted upon the petition, which resulted in Adenuga’s identification and arrest.
The DSS was said to be on the road of other suspects.