The attention of the Akwa Ibom State Government has been drawn to the activities of some fraudsters and con- artistes who have used the social media, especially Facebook to dupe innocent and unsuspecting members of the public using the names and particulars of some high profile Akwa Ibom State Government officials.
The modus –operandi of these fraudsters is to demand for the payment of a certain amount of money as a condition for accessing certain government programs. We wish to state unequivocally here that government does not demand payment of money as a condition for providing service to our people, and therefore, would never encourage anyone, an agency or commission to engage in such unethical and illegal act.
Members of the public are hereby advised to be wary of the antics and activities of these fraudsters and not fall prey to their machinations. In the meantime, law enforcement agencies are on their trail and they will soon be brought to justice.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media/Chief Press Secretary
N/B Below are snip-shots of Fake Facebook account opened with His Excellency's name