Akeredolu Distances Self From Online Scams, Vows To Prosecute Perpetrators
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has dissociated himself from some social media platforms used for swindling unsuspecting Nigerians through a Canada lottery.
A statement issued yesterday in Akure by his Chief Press Secretary Segun Ajiboye, disclosed that the state government discovered that fraudsters were impersonating the governor and selling lottery forms.
“The attention of Ondo state Governor, has been drawn to activities of fraudsters on social media platforms asking youths to pay certain amounts of money to secure forms for a Canada lottery.
“Investigations revealed that a fake Facebook account was opened in the governor’s name. The fake account was used to ask interested youths to secure forms for a fee,” the statement reads.
Ajiboye, who disclosed that investigation was ongoing to arrest the perpetrators of the crime, cautioned members of the public against dealing with the fraudsters.