Abuja - The public has been alerted to the
operations of fraudsters feigning Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi
Gabriel Olonisakin, to fleece people of their money.
Rabe Abubakar, Acting Director Defence Information, said
the attention of Defence Headquarters (DHQ) had been drawn to the existence of
fake Facebook accounts being operated in the name of Olonisakin.
“The popular Facebook accounts created by some cyber
fraudsters, goes by different fake identities and official photographs of the
Chief of Defence Staff are used,” said Olonisakin.
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The pervasive Facebook accounts have been misleading the
general publics who have been patronizing the sites, he added.
“We wish to therefore dissociate the CDS from the said
accounts and call on the general public not to patronize them. The fraudsters
are using the CDS Facebook to extort money from unsuspecting citizens in the
name of recruitment into the military and other sundry criminal purposes.”
Abubakar said the DHQ viewed this as a criminal
act and efforts were underway to track and bring the perpetrators to book.
- CAJ News