An unidentified person has reportedly impersonated Bolanle Ambode, online for fraudulent activities. The wife of the Lagos State Governor raised the alarm on the fraudster pretending to be her.
It was revealed that the suspected cyber fraudster had been disguising themselves as different Ambode representatives and using social media platforms to extort money from members of the public.
Ambode, in a statement by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Folashade Kadiri, said, “The certain individual has been masquerading as her (Ambode) representative for the purposes of extorting money from unsuspecting persons, using social media platforms.
“Her Excellency wishes to state very emphatically that she has no link whatsoever with such fraudulent element; she also has not authorised anyone to act on her behalf in questionable circumstances.”
While calling on members of the public to be vigilant and avoid dealings with shadowy figures pretending to represent her for motives that were “self-serving and clearly dubious.”
Ambode urged them to report such activity to law enforcement agencies to ensure that the unscrupulous individual behind the nefarious act was arrested and made to face the wrath of the law.