FASHOLA WASHES HANDS OFF FAKE TWITTER ACCOUNT SET UP IN HIS NAME
Minister-Designate and immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN at the weekend disclaimed a twitter account
purportedly set up in his name along with his picture , urging members
of the public to be wary of the antics of scammers.
Reiterating that his twitter account remains @tundefashola and not
@Gov_Rajifashola according to a statement signed by his Special
Adviser on Media, Mr. Hakeem Bello, Fashola said it was
unfortunate that despite repeated warnings and disclaimers certain
unscrupulous elements still engage in the act of defrauding
unsuspecting members of the public through different social media
platforms falsely linked to him.
It would be recalled that ex Governor Fashola also recently drew
attention to his hacked twitter account and dissociated himself from a
Facebook scam, whereby some unscrupulous persons use his photographs
and ascribe fictitious statements to him on fake Facebook accounts
aimed at defrauding innocent people.
The call became necessary for the umpteenth time, the statement said
then, in view of the activities of scammers who have been issuing out
series of Facebook comments and information in his name with the
intention of duping unsuspecting members of the public.
A statement by Fashola’s Special Adviser on Media, Bello, said the
conmen have, through Facebook, been urging unsuspecting people to
apply for some government facilities or utilities meant to benefit
the public but to which some agencies of government have been given
the responsibility to manage.
Advising members of the public to always clarify with the appropriate
agencies of government at all levels before engaging in any dealings
with people purportedly working for them, the statement urged people
to report to the law enforcement agencies so that those involved in
the nefarious acts can be brought to justice.
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