The Department of State Services(DSS) has arrested a man in Lagos who operated a Facebook Account in the name of the Director General of the SSS, Lawal Daura.
The man who was arrested at Ojo area of Lagos, was identified as Kelvin Nwanaji.
According to Tony Opuiyo, spokesman of the DSS, Nwanaji had used the account to defraud unsuspecting members of the public, who he promised jobs in the Service.
His arrest was sequel to investigation arising from the misinformation in the social (news) media that the Service was recruiting.
Further investigation is being undertaken to arrest all those connected with this scam.
The DSS said it was not recruiting any new staff for now and warned people to ignore fraudsters.
“Employment into the Service is conducted in the most transparent manner in line with laid down procedures and processes.
“While the public is advised to be wary of fraudsters who may use this opportunity to extort money from them, the Service uses this medium to ask that the news about recruitment be disregarded in its entirety”, Opuiyo added.