The Lagos State Government has again cautioned residents of Lagos to be wary of fraudsters who create fake Facebook accounts of the Mr. Babatunde Fashola, the Governor of Lagos State, to extort money from unsuspecting people.
[su_quote cite=”Lagos State Government, “]”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.” [/su_quote]
In a statement issued over the weekend and signed by Mr. Akeem Bello, the Special Adviser to the governor on Media, the State Government reiterated that the Governor does not do business on Facebook adding that although he has both Facebook and Twitter accounts, those are used strictly for communicating government policies and programmes when necessary.
According to the Lagos State Government, “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.
David allegedly demanded 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, the government said 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 watch and would leave no stone unturned to ensure that he and his likes are brought to justice.