Department of Driver Services (DDS) Uncovers Illegal Activity

4/19/2013

Norcross Driver Examiner Reports Attempted Fraud

Norcross, GA-- A Nigerian man, Osamuyimen  Ediagbonya,  is under arrest after attempting to persuade a Department of Driver Services (DDS) driver examiner at the Norcross, Gwinnett County, customer service center to circumvent new homeland security procedures and issue a fraudulent driver’s license.  The DDS driver examiner immediately alerted DDS Fraud Investigators which led to the arrest.

Commissioner Rob Mikell commented “This is a testament to the ethical dedication that is characteristic of DDS’ driver examiners.  We are sworn to ensure security and conformance to departmental policies and state law,” he said.  “I also commend the DDS Fraud Investigative Unit for their swift and thorough investigation to substantiate the crime,” he added.

Mr. Osamuyimen  Ediagbonya  from Nigeria was arrested on Wednesday, April 17th in Lawrenceville and charged with Bribery and Making False Statements and Writings. 

Ediagbonya, 32, approached a DDS driver examiner and attempted to obtain a driver’s license without presenting the proper identification, residency and testing requirements as required by Georgia’s homeland security licensing program SecureID.  DDS fraud investigators conducted a thorough investigation and substantiated the fraud. 

Ediagbonya was booked into the Gwinnett County jail where he awaits immigration verification.