The Delta Police Command has warned the general public of a fake Facebook account purportedly owned by the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ali Ari, saying the account is being operated by a fraudster.
A statement signed by the Command’s PPRO, DSP Edafe Bright, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), said the account is the handwork of criminal elements with the intent of defrauding the unsuspecting innocent public.
It further quoted the CP is assuring the public that measures have been put in place to apprehend the perpetrators, and bring them to book.
The statement in details:
The attention of Delta State Police Command has been drawn to a fake Facebook handle created by a mischievous person parading himself as CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, psc+ and has been using the fake account to defraud unsuspecting innocent citizens.
The fraudster has reached out to some people via the Facebook handle displaying some pictures of the CP in mufti and in Police uniform with the username Muhammad Ali Ari. He further stated that the CP graduated from UNIJOS which is not true. He is using the account to fraudulently solicit financial assistance from members of the public who have been deceived to believe that they are chatting with the CP.
The CP is using this medium to inform the general public to disregard any request or message from this Facebook handle, as it is the handiwork of a criminal element parading himself as the CP with intent to defraud. The CP assures members of the public that measures have been put in place with a view to arresting this impostor and to ensure that he is brought to book.