A middle-aged man, Fakorede Olabisi Johnson has been arrested by the Police for forging the letterhead of the office of the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Oyo State in a bid to secure employment as Coordinating Secretary of the state’s Local Government Service Commission.
He was picked up at the Local Government Service Commission and taken to the office of the Head of Service, while he was trying to secure office accommodation.
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.