Facebook Scammer swindles N3 million as Fashola

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was this morning arraigned, one Malik Wakili before a Federal high court in Lagos for defrauding the minister of work and housing Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN the sum of N3.1million, through internet scam.

In September, Fashola warned the public over a fake Facebook account that a scammer opened his his (Fashola’s) name. He deleted such phantom accounts in the past.

The fraudster wrote that the Federal Government “was giving out the sum of N700,000 to youths and young adults to enable them to pay school fees, set up business outfits and invest in business ventures, among others.”

It was written in bullets-ridden English! The Punch published it thus: “All the Nigeria Citozings of All the and Local Government in Nigeria Are Beneficiary of the Federal Government Money Enpwoerment to Empower the Youth to Pay There School. Adult to do Business Etc. Contact Number 08035339533).

“Good News…To All Nigeria Youth and Adult… Federal Government is Giving Out N700,000 Free Cash Transfer To All To Empower the Youth Further Their Educations, Open Good Business and Learn Good Works. Call Mr Adebayo Kola, the Federal Government Cashier on 09035339533. All the Nigerian Citizens of All the States and Local Governments