FCT commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Olusola Odumosu has dissociated himself from a Facebook account opened in his name.
Mr Odumosu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that the fake account @olusola odumosu now has about 2,569 friends attached to it.
He added that the account was not in any way similar to his original account which has a different username.
He condemned this act of impersonation by the fraudsters whose sole aim was to defraud.
Odumosu explained that the impostor randomly selected his pictures online, posted and updated his social media page to make citizens believe that the account was being operated by him.
He said the fraudster(s) had been engaging unsuspecting victims, especially personnel of the NSCDC, promising to assist them with foreign training to Canada.
“This scammer is also offering other juicy offers with a caveat that they pay certain amount of money as incentive to the supposed commandant,” he said.
Odumosu further said that reports from individuals, who were contacted by the scammer, indicated that they were referred to contact one unknown and non-existing deputy commandant of corps, Benson Odoh.
He added that they were informed to contact the alleged DCC Odoh for proper documentation and processing of their overseas training after the payment of N6,000.
“The public should please note that the Facebook account is fake and not opened by the FCT commandant. Therefore, anyone added is advised to unfriend and report the page to Facebook as a fraudulent account,” Odumosu said.