Ex-Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, said on Saturday that his Twitter account @tundefashola has been hacked. He was referring to four tweets posted in a language which looked like Japanese on his page.
According to a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Hakeem Bello, apart from the Twitter account, the former governor has also advised the public to ignore a facebook scam, in which some unscrupulous persons used his photographs and ascribe fictitious statements to him to defraud innocent people.
Bello said the conmen have, through Facebook, been urging unsuspecting people to apply for some government facilities or utilities meant to benefit the public but to which some agencies of government have been given the responsibility to manage.
One of such information titled, “Disbursement of Subsidy Dividend (SURE-P)” purported to have been issued by the former Governor is informing “Citizens that Subsidy proceed is available for Agro and commercial business”, and asking them to “Apply for soft loan with no collateral, zero percent interest rate and flexible terms”.
While advising members of the public to always clarify with the appropriate agencies of government at all levels before engaging in any dealings with people purportedly working for them, Bello urged people to report to the law enforcement agencies so that those involved in the nefarious acts can be made to face the wrath of the law.