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Governor Fayose Distances Himself From Fake Facebook Accounts

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Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose has distanced himself from fraudulent profiles put up on popular social media platform, Facebook in his name, Punch reports.

This comes on the heels of reports that money was being demanded by the fraudulent operators of the said accounts in exchange for government contracts.

Governor Fayose stated thus via a statement made by his special assistant on communication, Lere Olayinka on Sunday, October 26, 2014, warning Nigerians to be careful when dealing which such individuals

He said: “It has come to our notice that some Facebook accounts have been opened by some fraudulent elements in the name of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. 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 at 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.

“Already, we have contacted Facebook owners on the fraud and anyone who does business with whoever that is parading himself as Governor Ayodele Fayose on Facebook does so at his or her own risk.

“Do not be gullible. Do not fall victim of fraudsters. Governor Fayose does not have any Facebook account,”

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