NEWARK - Investigators say a man who worked as a security supervisor at Newark Liberty International Airport is accused of stealing the identity of a man who was murdered 20 years ago.
Authorities say Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewole claimed to be Jerry Thomas, who was killed in Queens. Police say Olumuyiwa Oyewole, an illegal immigrant, used Thomas's identity to get a state security guard license and airport identification. With those documents, he had access to the tarmac and other places off-limits to the public.
FJC Security Services, who employed Olumuyiwa Oyewole, says the company properly vetted him. They say his employment depended on a finger print check from state police.
State police say no red flags were raised because he had no prior offenses. They say that the security company has the responsibility to properly vet their employees.
The NYPD is investigating whether he is involved with Jerry Thomas's murder. Olumuyiwa Oyewole is expected to be in court tomorrow.