The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Fatai Owoseni has disowned five Facebook accounts created by suspected fraudsters in his name.
He denounced the social media accounts in a statement issued by the spokesman of Lagos Police Command, Olarinde Famous-Cole; saying that Owoseni was not on Facebook.
The statement reads: “This is to inform the general public that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Fatai Owoseni, does not operate a Facebook account. Some people use such fraudulent Facebook accounts in the name of the CP. But the CP has said he does not operate any Facebook account.
“It is necessary to inform the public about this, so as to avoid any fraudulent activities through any claim of a Facebook account operated by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.
“Those involved in such fraudulent acts are warned to desist from such deviant behaviour or face the full wrath of the law.”
As of 12pm on Monday, two of the five fraudulent accounts bore Fatai Owoseni; two others had CP Ajani Fatai Owoseni, while one bore Fatai A. Owoseni.
The profile photos in all the accounts had Owoseni’s pictures.
One of the Fatai Owoseni accounts had a joint picture of the CP and the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, as its profile picture. It also showed that ‘Owoseni’ had 2,313 friends and 1,084 followers.
Fatai A. Owoseni account had 1,008 friends. There was no post from the operators of the accounts.