Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Detectives trail fraudsters using Osun StateGovernor Oyinlola’s number!!!!!!!
Detectives are on the trail of fraudsters using the phone number of Osun State Governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, in their attempt to dupe the state government and some banks.
A statement from Oyinlola’s Special Adviser on Media and Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Lasisi Olagunju, advised members of the public including corporate organisations not to transact any business with anybody using any of the governor's telephone numbers or those of his aides, without personally clearing it with the governor.
The fraudsters had last week Tuesday, sent text messages to the State Accountant General, using the governor’s MTN No, 08034040527 asking him to pay the sum of N15 million into bank accounts in Afribank and UBA.
The first text message reads, “AG, make a cash deposit of N15 million in favour of MORRIS DAVID NIG.ENT. Afri bank, 2086303335616 and Anthony Ejieji, UBA 00220520135918. Split seven and eight million respectively. Ensure utmost confidentially (sic) and act very urgent. Governor.”
It was followed hours later by two others from the same MTN number querying the Accountant General's delay to effect the order.
“What is the delay for? Do the deposit and get back to me. I will talk to you later in the evening concerning this. Governor,” the second text message read and was followed by a third one, “Why the delay? do the deposit and test(sic) me. I will talk to you in the evening. Governor.”
Again on Sunday December 28, 2008, another text message was sent from the same number, to an Executive Director of WEMA Bank, asking him to pay some money into Bank PHB Account No 124200001979 belonging to one Edward Duru.E.
The matter had since been reported to the police.