Man Nabbed For Forgery Of Gov. Makinde Press Secretary Letterhead to Get Employment


One Mr Fakorede Olabisi Johnson, middle-aged has been arrested by Oyo State Police Command for forging the letterhead of the office of the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Oyo State in an attempt to gained an employment as Coordinating Secretary of the state’s Local Government Service Commission at Oyo State Secretariat, Ibadan.

Fakorede Olabisi bubble bursted during his attempt to secure office accommodation after he had successfully presented the forged letter to the Permanent Secretary for Local Government Service Commission.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, stated that Fakorede had earlier approached the Commission with a letter purportedly signed by the Chief Press Secretary, which he claimed appointed him as the Acting Coordinating Secretary, Local Government Service.

He had on Monday presented the forged letter to the Service Commission and demanded to be allocated an office and an official car.

The staff of the Commission had, however, told him to report yesterday when the office would have been put together.

Checks by the staff of the Commission at the Office of the Head of Service and the Chief Press Secretary confirmed the letter was forged.

Following his arrest, Fakorede claimed he committed the crime in order to survive and that he was ignorant of the implications.

Fakorede has been handed over to the Police for further investigation and trial.

Addressing journalists in his office, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor, Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, told indigenes of the state to be wary of fraudsters who might want to take advantage of the change in government to commit fraud.

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