Comrade Tare Akono, the chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Bayelsa state , has apprehended and handed over to the department of state service (DSS) a 36 years old man named Paul Yempe because of his false claim to be a correspondent to the cable news network (CNN) in the Niger Delta region.
According to the SSS, the man was arrested with an identification card of the rivers state broadcasting corporation known as Radio rivers he was also found with a fake identification card of the CNN.
Report says; that the fake journalist was arrested in the office of the commissioner for Energy,Barr Akio Francis last Thursday. Also that the arrest was made possible due to coincidental presence of the NUJ chairman at the commissioner’s office.
According to security source, the suspect has allegedly swindled some of the state official’s .