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SSS Arrests Unemployed Graduate For Forgery

The State Security Services, SSS, on Friday said that it had arrested a university graduate for allegedly forging the official letter-head paper of the Nasarawa State Governor’s Office.

An assistant director of the service in the state,Ngobiowei Awoikiega, told journalists in Lafia, the state capital, that the suspect was a graduate of Business Administration from the Nasarawa State University.

He said the suspect was arrested in Akwanga, headquarters of Akwanga local government by operatives following a tip-off.

Awoikiega alleged that the suspect used the forged letter-head paper and subsequently forged the signature of the secretary to the state government, Zainab Abdulmumin, to introduce himself and one other person with the intent of gaining employment at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi.

According to him, the suspect has made useful statements on the alleged offence, saying he committed the crime because he could not secure employment since 2009 after his graduation from the university.

“Unknown to officials of the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, the management honoured the letter printed on the fake letter-headed paper from the Governor’s Office by offering a provisional employment to his (suspect’s) client,” the assistant director said.

Awoikiega advised the general public to avoid falling victims of the activities of persons with fraudulent intentions.