Kaduna State governor-elect, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai has warned the public against giving out money to people who use his name to solicit for funds but rather arrest them as has sent no one to do so.
El-Rufai alerted Nigerians in a statement in Kaduna by his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, who noted that an impostor has created an e-mail address in the name of the governor-elect and is criminally soliciting money from the general public.
“Some fraudster with email address: firstname.lastname@example.org claiming to be Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor-Elect, has sent scam messages asking people to remit N150,000 to a Mainstreet Bank account.
“This is not only a theft of identity; but case of fraud, impersonation and total misrepresentation of the person of the Kaduna State Governor-elect, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai.
“We are by this notice calling on the general public to disregard any electronic message and others received in this regard, it is criminal and not from the person of the governor-elect.
“The public should not only disregard fraudster(s) impersonating Malam El-Rufai; but report him/her/them to security agencies or alert office of the governor-elect for prompt action.
“This is a clear case of impersonation as the governor-elect will never ask anyone for money in this way. Anyone that receives this kind of email request should know it is not from Malam El-Rufai but fraudulent elements.
“The case has been reported to Hotmail and the relevant law enforcement agencies for further necessary action,” the statement read.