According to a statement, unknown person(s) have created an email address in El-rufai's name, and being used to solicit money from unsuspecting people.
Kaduna State governor-elect, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai, has called for the arrest of impostors using his name to obtain money fraudulently from people.
According to a statement sent out by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, unknown person(s) have created an email address in El-rufai's name, and being used to solicit money from unsuspecting people.
“Some fraudster with email address: firstname.lastname@example.org claiming to be Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor-Elect, has sent scam messages asking people to remit N150,000 to a Mainstreet Bank account,” the statement said.
It added, “this is not only a theft of identity; but case of fraud, impersonation and total misrepresentation of the person of the Kaduna State Governor-elect, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai.
“We are by this notice calling on the general public to disregard any electronic message and others received in this regard, it is criminal and not from the person of the governor-elect.
“The public should not only disregard fraudster(s) impersonating Malam El-Rufai; but report him/her/them to security agencies or alert office of the governor-elect for prompt action.
“This is a clear case of impersonation as the governor-elect will never ask anyone for money in this way. Anyone that receives this kind of email request should know it is not from Malam El-Rufai but fraudulent elements.
“The case has been reported to Hotmail and the relevant law enforcement agencies for further necessary action.”
The Independent Electoral Commission declared El-Rufai winner of the April 11 governorship election in Kaduna state, beating his People's Democratic Party counterpart and incumbent Governor, Mukhtar Yero.