Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, has cautioned members of the public against fraudsters operating a Facebook account using her name.
She also issued a warning to anyone responsible for such malicious actions, advising them to stop or prepare to deal with the heavy hand of the law.
A statement posted on Facebook by Peter Ibrahim, a media aide to the Deputy Governor said the fake accounts are asking people to provide their bank account details for financial support and empowerment.
He said, “The public is therefore advised to stay away from such accounts so as not to fall prey to the antics of these fraudsters by divulging their account details to them.”
According to him, “the Deputy Governor’s personal Facebook account is, Hadeeza Balarabe while her official Facebook page is: “The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State. The profile pictures of these genuine accounts are provided.”
The statement while appealing to members of the public to volunteer information regarding these fraudsters noted that security agents are investigating the activities of the internet fraudsters and will prosecute them in accordance with extant laws when apprehended.