Crime

Ihedioha raises the alarm over impersonation

Chidiebube Okeoma

The Imo State Governor , Emeka Ihedioha , has raised the alarm that some fraudsters are impersonating him by distributing fake contractor registration forms to unsuspecting members of the public .

A statement on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary , Chibuike Onyeukwu , said the unidentified fraudsters were demanding N 125 ,000 per person.

He said the fake forms were about Sustainable Development Goals projects.

The statement quoted the governor as saying the fraudsters , who had allegedly opened a bank account, were impersonating his WhatsApp and Facebook pages to advance their fraudulent activities.

The governor said security agents had been duly informed of the act , vowing that those behind the fraudulent activities would be brought to justice .

The statement read , “The Imo State Government has uncovered an attempt by a fraudulent group of impersonators seeking to dent the name of the Governor of Imo State , Emeka Ihedioha , through the purported distribution of fake contractor registration forms of the SDGs project.

“Our findings showed that these fraudsters are using a purported WhatsApp and Facebook pages of the governor , promising to facilitate the award of SDG contracts to unsuspecting members of the public .

“They are demanding a registration fee of N 125 ,000 and have , in their desperate bid to actualise their fraudulent motives, floated a bank account.”

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