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Cons use Army Chief's name to defraud public

20 July 2015, 12:53Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Army has alerted members of the public to fraudulent syndicates using the name of the newly-appointed Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Tukur Yusufu, to defraud them.

“It has come to our knowledge that some unscrupulous and criminal elements have started using the name of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Tukur Yusufu Buratai through Facebook platform requesting for friendship, extort and defraud unsuspecting members of the public,” Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, said.

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He said so far, three such accounts existed with various types of names using photographs of the COAS in uniform and that of Director Defence Information as profile photographs.

Usman said Facebook and relevant agencies had been alerted.

“While the matter has been reported to Facebook and relevant security agencies for tracking, arrest and prosecution of the criminals, the public is please requested to note and advised not to accept any friendship request or overture from any of such social media accounts,” said Usman. 

- CAJ News

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