The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has raised alarm of Facebook fraudsters parading as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh through a fake Facebook account.
This statement was issued out by Defence spokesperson, Major General Chris Olukolade on Monday, April 14, 2014 stating that Facebook fraudsters use the official photographs of the CDS to operate the account thereby, passing wrong information to the public.
The statement reads:
“The attention of Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has been drawn to the existence of fake Facebook accounts being operated in the name of the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal AS Badeh.
“The popular facebook accounts created by some cyber fraudsters, goes by different fake identities and official photographs of the Chief of Defence Staff.
“The pervasive facebook account has been misleading the general public who have been patronizing the sites.
“We wish to therefore dissociate the CDS from the said accounts and call on the general public not to patronize them.
“The DHQ views this as a criminal act and effort is being made to track and bring the perpetrators to book. This is for the awareness of the general public, please”.