The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT has arrested three people for allegedly impersonating the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, in Lagos.
The commander of NNS BEECROFT, Commodore Kolawole Oguntuga, said the impostors tried to swindle unsuspecting members of the public into believing that their illegal security company named Gallantry Intelligence Corps had a working relationship with the Nigerian Navy.
“In a significant development to prevent swindling the general public, the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT patrol team apprehended three impostors within the vicinity of Isolo, Lagos State.
“This operation, conducted on 1st September, 2023, was initiated in response to alarming reports of fraudulent individuals featuring the image of Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla in printed posters being circulated.
“The impostors sought to deceive the public into believing (that) there exists a false collaboration between an illegal security outfit, tagged Gallantry Intelligence Corps of Nigeria and the Nigerian Navy. The arrested suspects identified as Oladele Opeyemi Daniel (23); Eriwole Ogunlana (24) and
Mubarak Mayegun (24).
“The Nigerian Navy appeals to the public to be mindful of unscrupulous elements, who want to inflict unnecessary hardship by using unpleasant means to lure innocent youths to commit resources for illegitimate employment.
“The Nigerian Navy under the leadership of Vice Admiral EI Ogalla reaffirms its commitment to thwarting all forms of illegality and remains resolute in providing conducive employment for law abiding citizens to go about their business as well as ensuring safety and security of the public, which is essential for the economic prosperity of our nation.
“The Navy also urge citizens to remain vigilant and report suspicious activities promptly, as this is crucial in preserving integrity of our defence forces and safeguarding the public from potential scams and fraudulent activities,” Oguntuga said in a statement on Tuesday.
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