The Chief of Staff to the Governor of Osun state, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola has disclaimed Facebook account regarding it as impostor account.
This was contained in a statement made available to our correspondent on Saturday.
The statement condemned the act of scam by an unknown person or body.
The statement read “My attention has been drawn to the existence of impostor on Facebook masquerading and hiding as, and impersonating me. I have received series of information on the accounts opened referencing me as the owner of such accounts.
“The impostors ply their scams with the names “ISIAKA GBOYEGA OYETOLA” and “ALHAJI GBOYEGA OYETOLA” and feed unsuspecting members of the public with false information and updates as regards my person and the office I hold with the Government of the State of Osun, under the pretense of soliciting for funds, job and contract opportunities with the sole aim of duping them.
“I strongly dissociate myself and my office from these shady personalities and warn the general public to beware and discountenance such dubious and irresponsible solicitations. I acknowledge the advent of the social media platforms with its attendant benefits, though with few skirmishes and negatives inferences such as this,
“I do not operate or have any Facebook account on any social media platform as at today, neither did I authorize nor ask anyone to solicit on my behalf for donations or advertise vacancies for job opportunities.
Oyetola further warned any body or group of people who are behind such scheme.
He said “Whoever is behind this evil and wicked act is warned to desist from such operations forthwith before it is too late, as there would be dire consequences when eventually caught. I am also working on rendering such mischievous accounts completely inactive.
Members of the public are also advised to be watchful and observant, as operators of these pseudo and fake accounts should be called out and alarm raised, report such impostors to the law enforcement agencies. He added.