Fake TVC Journalist Nabbed in Lagos

January 23, 2017

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force have arrested a man who impersonated a journalist with the TV Continental (TVC), a media outfit.

Speaking on the arrest, Chairman of the agency, Mr Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed that the suspect was arrested during an enforcement operation carried out around Maryland and its environs where 67 miscreants and hoodlums were arrested and traders selling goods at unauthorised places were dislodged.

The Chairman stated that the suspect, Mr Soji Gboye, 36, of 5, Adesoye Street, Mende, who claimed to be a TVC correspondent, was arrested while obstructing the personnel of the Agency from performing their legitimate duty in the area.

His claim was debunked when Mr Egbeyemi contacted the management of TVC to verify his claim only to be told the individual is unknown to the organisation.

Mr Gboye later confessed that he never worked with the media outfit and that he was not a journalist. He said that it is only a ploy he uses anytime he has issues with uniformed men or law enforcement officers and that he had never been doubted for once.

Mr Egbeyemi enjoined members of the public to always furnish security outfits with useful information on criminal activities to enable law enforcement personnel apprehend criminals and hoodlums across the State.

Meanwhile, all the arrested miscreants will be charged to court while the fake journalist has been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Panti Street, Yaba, Lagos.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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