Lagos State governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday denied the involvement or existence of any Facebook account for his wife, Abimbola, the First Lady of the state.
In a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Mr. Hakeem Bello, the governor disclosed that the First Lady of the state does not operate a Facebook, Twitter or indeed any social media account.
“Perpetrators of the criminal act should desist henceforth or should be ready to face the music when the long arm of the law catches up with them,” the Special Adviser warned.
Hakeem also warned unsuspecting members of the public should avoid falling victims of fraudsters impersonating the First Lady on the facebook or any social media. He described impersonation as a criminal offence punishable by law.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the First Lady of Lagos State, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola does not operate any Facebook, Twitter or indeed any social media account,” he stated.
The warning became pertinent following the recent alert over the activities of impostors posing as the wife of the Governor of Lagos State. Many unsuspecting people have fallen victims to fraudsters who pose as celebrities on social media in the past; one of the reasons why twitter introduced account verification.