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Lagos Governor victim of online scammers

24 November 2014, 07:44Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Lagos State Government has cautioned residents to be wary of fraudsters who have created fake social media accounts of the Governor Babatunde Fashola to extort money from unsuspecting people.

In a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, Hakeem Bello, government  reiterated that the Governor did not operate such accounts.

He added that although Fashola had Facebook and Twitter accounts, those were used strictly for communicate government policies and programmes when necessary.

“Governor Babatunde Fashola does not do business on facebook. He does not operate a facebook account that asks people to make cash donations in any bank account,” the statement read.

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Bello explained that the caution was informed when the State Government’s attention was drawn to the latest activities of a certain Dr Bukola David who attempted to defraud a popular artiste by demanding that a certain percentage of money be paid into an account to facilitate the processing of a large sum of money in the SURE-P Empowerment Fund for the artiste.

He said members of the public should beware of such scammers.

The statement also warned people against falling prey to such fraudsters who were impersonating the Governor in attempts to swindle innocent residents on the various social media platforms adding that security men were already on the trail of the conman and would leave no stone unturned to ensure that he and his likes were brought to justice.

- CAJ News

- CAJ News


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