Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has raised the alarm on activities of some fraudsters operating fake Facebook accounts in his name, and using them to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
The governor’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Mr. Lere Olayinka, raised the alarm in a statement issued on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti.
The statement warned members of the public against falling prey to the antics of the fraudsters operating the fake Facebook accounts.
Olayinka, who said he was compelled to once again alert the public on activities of the fraudsters, pointed out that 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 the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. 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.
“As of 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”.