Federal Capital Territory (FCT) commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Olusola Odumosu, has alerted the public on the use of a fake Facebook account registered in his name by fraudsters to defraud innocent Nigerians.
In the fake account, the masterminds promised applicants foreign training in Canada and other juicy offers.
Odumosu, in a statement signed yesterday by the command’s spokesperson, Okomanyi Comfort, said the fraudsters use the fake Facebook account, with the commandant’s name and images to perpetrate evil, hence, the need to outrightly report the account, unfriend and exit the fraudulent page.
He said the unauthorised and fraudulent Facebook account which was opened by the impostors immediately he took over as the FCT commandant on August 15, 2023, was being used to defraud unsuspecting individuals, friends, families, colleagues and his associates.
According to the FCT command, a conman was reported to have been engaging unsuspecting victims, especially personnel of the NSCDC in conversation and chats via Facebook messenger, promising to assist them with foreign training to Canada, where they will be paid in dollars as well as other juicy offers if they pay a certain amount of money as incentive to the commandant.
The victims were further referred to contact one unknown and non-existing deputy commandant of the Corps, DCC Benson Odoh, for proper documentation and processing of the overseas training after the payment of N6,000 as recharge card money.
Okomanyi said as of the time of filing this report, the fake account had garnered over 2,500 persons as friends.
She said the impostor disguises as the FCT commandant by randomly picking his pictures online, posting and updating the Facebook page to make people believe that the account is being operated by him.
She said, “It is pertinent to categorically state that the Facebook account is fake as Commandant Olusola Odumosu does not know anything about it