The Nigerian Navy Ship Beecroft, on Tuesday, paraded three personnel of a security outfit, Gallantry Intelligence Corps of Nigeria, at the Isolo area of Lagos State.
The Commander, NNS Beecroft, Commodore Kolawole Oguntuga, while parading the suspects, said they were arrested after receiving reports of their alleged fraudulent activities.
Oguntuga said the agency was notified of the activities of the men who have been parading the area with posters of the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral EI Ogalla, alleging that the Navy and the security outfit are collaborating and using the information to swindle the public.
The suspects dressed in a black beret and a Navy blue combat shirt and trousers were identified as Oladele Daniel, 23; Eriwole Ogunlana, 24 and Mubarak Mayegun, 24.
He said, “In a significant development to prevent swindling the general public, the Nigerian Navy Ship Beecroft patrol team apprehended three impostors within the vicinity of Isolo, Lagos State.
“This operation, conducted on September 1, 2023, was initiated in response to reports of fraudulent individuals featuring the image of Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral EI Ogalla, in printed posters being circulated.
“The impostors sought to deceive the public into believing there exists a false collaboration between an illegal security outfit, Gallantry Intelligence Corps of Nigeria and the Nigerian Navy.”
Oguntuga said the suspects had been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.