14 November 2012

Nigeria: Fashola Raises Alarm Over Wife's Impersonation in Facebook

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Lagos — Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday denied the involvement or existence of any Facebook account for his wife, Abimbola, the First Lady of the state.

According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media,, Mr. Hakeem Bello, the First Lady of the state does not operate a Facebook, Twitter or indeed any social media account

"Perpetrators of the criminal act should desist henceforth or should be ready to face the music when the long arm of the law catches up with them.,"the Special Adviser warned.

Describing impersonation as a criminal offence punishable by law, Hakeem warned unsuspecting members of the public should avoid falling victims of fraudsters impersonating the First Lady on the facebook or any social media outlet.

"For the avoidance of doubt, the First Lady of Lagos State, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola does not operate any Facebook, Twitter or indeed any social media account," he stated.

The warning became necessary following the recent alert over the activities of impostors posing as the wife of the Governor of Lagos State.

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