The Lagos State Government over the weekend again cautioned residents to be wary of fraudsters who now create fake facebook accounts of the Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, to extort money from unsuspecting people.
In a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, Mr. Hakeem Bello, the state government reiterated that the Governor does not do business on facebook adding that although he has facebook and twitter accounts, those are used strictly for communicating government policies and programmes when necessary.
The government declared, “The Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, 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 Special Adviser 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, adding that members of the public should beware of such scammers.
The statement also warned the people against falling prey to such fraudsters who are impersonating the Governor in attempts to swindle innocent residents on the various social media platforms adding that security men are already on the trail of the conman and would leave no stone unturned to ensure that he and his likes are brought to justice.