The Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Bayelsa State, Comrade Tare Akono, has apprehended and handed over to the Department of State Service (DSS) a 36years old man identified as Paul Yempe over his false claim to be a Correspondent to the Cable News Network (CNN) in the Niger Delta region.
According to the SSS, the fake CNN reporter was arrested with an Identification Card of the Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation known as Radio Rivers and a fake Identification card of the CNN.
It was gathered that the fake journalist was arrested in the office of the Commissioner for Energy, Barr. Akio Francis last Thursday.
The arrest, it was gathered, was made possible due to the coincidental presence of the NUJ chairman,Tare Akono at the Commissioner’s Office.
The suspect, according to a security source, had allegedly swindled some of the state officials.