The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has arrested one Izuagie Mohamed over alleged impersonation of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Idris Ahmed.
Mohammed was arrested in Benin City, Edo State, after allegedly defrauding some unwary members of the public, by promising to help them facilitate access to the Central Bank Empowerment Loans, among other alleged “dubious claims”, the Accountant-General’s Office said.
Ifeanyi Okereke, Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF), said in a statement obtained by Technology Times that the suspect had been using a “bogus Facebook account” where he allegedly posed as the Accountant-General of Nigeria.
Earlier, the OAGF had noticed and reported to the Department of State Services (DSS), that “some unscrupulous elements” have created social media accounts and parading themselves in the platforms as the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF).
The OAGF thus warned that the general public should be mindful of the activities of such scammers noting that the AGF does not use social media to transact business.
According to the government agency, “the general public is hereby notified that the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, as a thorough-breed professional, does not transact businesses on Facebook or any other social media platform nor facilitates access to loans for anyone.”
“The office hereby advises the general public to be wary of the activities of fraudsters, as they go about their businesses, especially, while using the social media,” it adds.