VICTOR OGUNJE, Ado Ekiti
EKITI State Governor, Dr. Ayodele Fayose has alerted members of the public on activities of some fraudsters, operating fake facebook accounts in his name, and using the fake accounts to dupe unsuspecting people.
Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, in a statement issued on Sunday, warned members of the public against falling victims of the fraudsters, operating the fake facebook accounts.
Fayose, who said he was compelled to once again alert the public on activities of the fraudsters, said money was being demanded from people by the fake facebook operators in exchange for government contracts.
He said; “It has come to our notice that some Facebook Accounts have been opened by some fraudulent elements in the name of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Ayodele Fayose.
“The accounts are being used to dupe unsuspecting members of the public.
“Last week, we alerted the public on a certain Dr A.U Richard with Phone number: 08162404959, who is among the operators of the fake Facebook Accounts.
“Another operator goes by the name Mike Ilochi, with phone number: 08123254564.
“As at today, the fraudsters are yet to desist from their nefarious activities, and we wish to warn members of the public not to relate with anyone, claiming to be Governor Ayodele Fayose on Facebook.
“Already, we have contacted Facebook owners on the fraud and anyone who does business with whoever that is parading himself as Governor Ayodele Fayose on Facebook does so at his or her own risk.
“Do not be gullible. Do not fall victim fraudsters. Governor Fayose does not have any Facebook account.”