Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Senate warns public over fake social media account

30 June 2014, 09:35Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - Unknown fraudsters have set up a fake account purportedly belonging to the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on social media.

The account is believed to have been used to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

The Senate leader has however disassociated himself from the social media account saying it was the handiwork of conmen.

Special Adviser to the Senate President, Uche Anichukwu, in a statement, warned the public to be wary of the account.

The statement reads: "The attention of the Office of the Deputy President of the Senate has been drawn to the activities of impostors who open Facebook accounts in the name of His Excellency, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu."

According to Anichukwu, the intents of the defaulters, are to engage in shady deals and defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

"Our teeming supporters and members of the public are hereby warned not to have anything to do with any of such Facebook accounts, as they have absolutely nothing to do with Senator Ike Ekweremadu or Office of the Deputy President of the Senate."

He said Ekweremadu had no Facebook account and anyone dealing with or communicating with anyone who claims to be the Deputy President of the Senate on any matter, including contracts, appointments, scholarships and sponsorship was doing so at his or her or risk.

The person, he said, was dealing with fraudsters.

"His (Ekweremadu's) scholarship scheme and other empowerment programmes are handled by the Ikeoha Foundation, a nongovernmental and not-for-profit organisation he founded in 1997. Annual scholarship programmes and bursary awards are usually advertised and the beneficiaries selected based on pre-determined criteria," Anichukwu said.

- CAJ News


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...