Cross River State Governor Bassey Edet Otu has raised the alarm over the hacking of his telephone line by internet fraudsters.
Otu said the scammers were using his phone line to send text messages to unsuspecting members of the public to solicit for financial assistance.
Otu’s chief press secretary Mr Emmanuel Ogbeche raised the alarm in a statement he made available to LEADERSHIP in Calabar yesterday.
Ogbeche said, “The public is advised to disregard any such messages purportedly from the governor. One of the governor’s mobile numbers was breached by hi-tech criminals in the early hours of Sunday, February 11, 2024.
“The hackers have gone on to utilise the breached number to advance their nefarious activities to try to scam unsuspecting individuals. Please, do not fall for such devious attempts.
“The hacked number has been secured while relevant security agencies are working to apprehend those behind this obnoxious act,” he said.