A Facebook account opened in the name of Ogbonnaya Onu, has been disclaimed by the ministry.
A statement released by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mrs Belema Wakama, on Monday, September 26, disclosed that the account which is reportedly being managed by one Okon Achibong Onu was targeted at innocent Nigerians.
According to the statement, the fraudster was “directing Facebook Users to pay the sum N125, 000 in FCMB Account number 3432572018 and Access Bank Account number 0019549329 respectively.
“The Facebook Account further gave the names and phone numbers of what it calls contact persons namely Evans Olisa 08069684063 and Anthony Harry 07031941188.
“For avoidance of doubt and in interest of innocent and unsuspecting members of the public, it is hereby affirmed that the minister did not operate any Facebook Account as claimed by the fraudulent person.”
Wakama said that Onu never gave authorization for any person to operate and solicit funds from Nigerians for contracts which are non-existent.
“Members of the Public are hereby enjoined not to get involved with this so called Okon Achibong Onu or any other persons as these persons are not known even remotely to the Onu’s family.
“Disclaims any relationship whatsoever with them as regards this Facebook Account,” she said.
She added that the fraud was a show of a low level of corruption some desperate individuals have stooped to in the quest to continue criminal activities and defraud unsuspecting members of the public.