Abuja - The Bayelsa State has alerted the general public on the existence of a fake social media account purported to belong to the Governor, Seriake Dickson.
A statement from the government announced the account had been opened on Facebook.
“It has come to the notice of the Government that, some persons are operating a Facebook account purportedly owned by His Excellency, Hon Henry Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayela State and using same to defraud unsuspecting members of the public,” the announcement read.
It added that the Governor did not have a Facebook account and anybody or persons dealing with such an account are doing so at their own risk.
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“The government wishes to state that, the Governor does not have a Facebook account and what is seen as the Governor's account, is a creation of persons with dubious and criminal intentions and should be disregarded by users of Facebook and the internet generally.”
Security agencies have been alerted to track down the perpetrators of the fraudulent act and be brought to book.
“For the umpteenth time, Bayelsans and the generality of Nigerians, especially users of Facebook are by this announcement advised to disregard any Facebook message purported to be emanating from Governor Seriake Dickson's account,” read a statement.
- CAJ News