The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama has raised an alarm on the discovery of alleged Internet fraudsters using his identity on Facebook and Instagram to defraud people.
While warning the general public, he said in a statement that he only operates a Twitter account which is duly verified.
In the warning notice on his Twitter handle, he said:
“My attention has been drawn to the existence of more than 30 Facebook accounts in my name and several on Instagram, operated by some unscrupulous members of the society who are using them to defraud unsuspecting members of the public by soliciting for funds.”
“I do not have or operate any FACEBOOK page or INSTAGRAM account. The only social media account i have and operate is this verified Twitter account.
‘Please do not accept any “friend request” from these accounts and note
this has been reported to the appropriate authorities and is currently being investigated,” he warned in the statement.