Foreign Affairs Minister Raises Alarm Over Criminal Facebook Accounts In His Name

Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria

By Shola  Akingboye – 26th June 2020

The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr.  Geoffrey Onyeama, has disown series of fake Facebook and Instagram accounts opened in his name by those he described as unscrupulous individuals, using them to defraud unsuspecting public on social media.

In a release by the Minister’s pecial Assistant (Media), Sarah Sanda, the Minister cautions the general public to be ware of such impersonation.

It reads:

“The attention of the Honourable  Minister of Foreign  Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama,  has been drawn to a series of Facebook and Instagram accounts opened in his name by some criminal minded members of society who are using them to defraud unsuspecting members of the Nigerian society and Diplomatic Community by soliciting for funds.”

“The general public is therefore advised to note that the Honourable Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, DOES NOT HAVE OR OPERATE a Facebook or Instagram account”

“The only social media account he has and operates is his verified Twitter handle @GeoffreyOnyeama.”

“Kindly do not accept any friend requests from these accounts and be advised that the matter has been reported to the appropriate authorities and is currently under investigation.” The statement reads.


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