Nigerian Minister victim of online fraudsters
19 August 2014, 11:06
Abuja - Nigeria's Ministry of Water Resources has warned the public of fraudsters that had opened a fake social network for Minister Sarah Ochekpe.
According to information obtained by this publication, some members of the public were said to have been chatting with fraudsters on the page and responding to request for money in exchange for contract.
“Attention of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources has been drawn to a fake Facebook account in the name of the Honourable Minister, Sarah Ochekpe," read a statement by the ministry.
It added that the minister had no Facebook account and the ministry did not award contracts via the internet.
“Mrs. Ochekpe has no Facebook account and we also say categorically that the Ministry neither award contracts on the Internet nor request for money in exchange for award letters. There is a laid down procedure for award of contract which include advertisement in two national dailies and the Tenders Journal.”
- CAJ News