Monday, September 26, 2016 2:49 pm
The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, has disclaimed Facebook account opened in the name of the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu.
The statement was issued and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mrs Belema Wakama on Monday in Abuja.
According to Wakama, the Account being managed by one Okon Achibong Onu is targeted at innocent Nigerians.
“Directing them 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, “ she said.
She said that Onu did not authorise any person whatsoever to operate and solicit money from innocent Nigerians for non-existent contracts.
According to her, the fraud is a demonstration of low level of debauchery some desperate individuals have descended in the inordinate quest to perpetuate criminality and defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
“ 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 added. (NAN)