Abuja - The Speaker of the House of
Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has alerted members of the public to fraudsters
using his purported social media account to carry out illegal acts.
He said the Facebook accounts that go with the name,
"Yakubu Dogara", or “Speaker of the House of Representatives",
or any other name associated with the Speaker carrying his pictures were not
sanctioned by him or any of his aides.
“Attention of the office of the Speaker has been drawn
the existence of fake and fraudulent facebook accounts of Speaker. Reports
reaching us indicate that the said facebook accounts are being used to solicit
funds from unsuspecting members of the public.”
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Dogara said the administrators of those accounts were
advertising for a so-called empowerment scheme by Speaker for which
unsuspecting applicants were asked to pay certain amount of money as premium to
access the scheme.
He said members of the public should be careful
of fraudsters who were using the Speaker's name and pictures to defraud
- CAJ News