The Bayelsa State Police Command has paraded a 36 year old fake journalist claiming to be a staff of Cable News Network CNN covering the Niger Delta Region.
The journalist was identified as Paul Yempe and was apprehended by the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Bayelsa State chapter Mr Tariyon Akonor after trying to swindle the state commissioner of Information and the state commissioner of Energy.
The Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police Hillary Opara who paraded the fake CNN correspondent before newsmen in Yenagoa said investigation is still ongoing.
Sources from the office of the Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government SSG confirmed that the office has parted away some money with the fake journalist as well as providing hotel accommodation for a period of time.
The fake CNN correspondent who hail from Rivers State was found with two identification cards of Radio Rivers and CNN.