Cons use Army Chief’s name to defraud public

July 21, 2015 8:00 am0 comments
public warned to be wary of social media accounts posing as Defence Chief of Army Staff , Major General Tukur Yusuf

public warned to be wary of social media accounts posing as Defence Chief of Army Staff , Major General Tukur Yusuf

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE   Nigerian army  has alerted members of the public to fraudulent syndicates using the name of the newly-appointed Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Tukur Yusufu, to defraud them.

“It has come to our knowledge that some unscrupulous and criminal elements have started using the name of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major

General Tukur Yusufu Buratai through Facebook platform requesting for friendship, extort and defraud unsuspecting members of the public,”

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, said.

He said so far, three such accounts existed with various types of names using photographs of the COAS in uniform and that of Director Defence Information as profile photographs.

Usman said Facebook and relevant agencies had been alerted.

“While the matter has been reported to Facebook and relevant security agencies for tracking, arrest and prosecution of the criminals, the public

is please requested to note and advised not to accept any friendship request or overture from any of such social media accounts,” said Usman.

 CAJ News

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