Airport security supervisor accused of using slain man's ID By Michael Winter USA TODAY A Newark airport security supervisor has been accused of using the identity of a New York man murdered 20 years ago to live and work in the United States, according to news reports. Nigerian native Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewole, 54, was arrested today at his home in Elizabeth, N.J. Authorities said he has been in the country illegally since 1989 and had assumed the identity of Jerry Thomas, who was slain in Queens in 1992, the Associated Press says. During the past two decades, Oyewole has worked for several private security contractors and passed background checks, including those by the New Jersey state police and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. His current employer, FJC Security Services, has held the contract since 2003. Oyewole was in charge of about 30 guards at Newark Liberty International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration' said it was reviewing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's procedures for validating employee and contractor documents. "This investigation indicates that the individual's identification documents were presented to the Port Authority for verification about a decade before TSA existed," the statement said. In a report released today, the TSA singled out the Newark airport for several high-profile security breaches. Do you have an opinion about this story? Share it with other readers in our CAA Discussion Forums http://www.californiaaviation.org/dcfp/dcboard.php
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