- Bolanle Ambode says she has not mandated anyone to pose as her representative to extort money from Nigerians
- Bolanle says the individual, whose name is not mentioned, uses social media to carry out his or her fraudulent activities
- She wants affected members of the public to report to law enforcement agencies
Bolanle, the wife of the governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday, May 22, distanced herself from the criminal activities of a certain individual posing as her representative to extort money from unsuspecting Nigerians.
Bolanle Ambode, in a statement signed by the assistant director, public affairs, Folashade Kadiri, said the unknown individual has been utilizing social media platforms to disguise as her representative to defraud people, alerting Nigerians to be wary of such entreaties from any person.
The statement read: “The attention of Her Excellency, Bolanle Ambode, wife of the governor of Lagos state, has been drawn to the criminal activities of a certain individual, masquerading as her representative, for the purpose of exhorting money from unsuspecting persons, using the social media platform.
“Her Excellency wishes to state very emphatically, that she has no links whatsoever with such fraudulent element, neither has she authorized anyone to act on her behalf in questionable circumstances.
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She also urged members of the public to be vigilant and avoid dealings with shadowy figures, purporting to be representing her for motives that are self-serving and clearly dubious, while calling on them to report to the law enforcement agencies to ensure that the unscrupulous individual behind such nefarious act could be arrested and made to face the wrath of the law.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday, May 21, urged traditional rulers to work towards ensuring peace and security and as well be at the forefront of correcting anti-social behaviours in their communities.
According to Ambode, the peaceful atmosphere remains the necessary ingredient for development.
The governor who spoke while inaugurating the newly constituted Lagos state council of obas and chiefs, said traditional rulers also have a pivotal role to perform in promoting tourism campaign being the custodians of culture and tradition of the people
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