A state high court sitting in Kaduna has sentenced a disc jockey identified as Blessed Micheal to six months imprisonment for cloning the Facebook accounts of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai (retd) and Mariya Dangote, daughter of Aliko Dangote, and using the false identities to solicit money from unsuspecting victims under various guise.

The anti-graft agency disclosed that the convict was arraigned before Justice Mohammed Tukur of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna on a one-count amended charge bordering on cheating by impersonation, employed the cloned Facebook account of Buratai in soliciting from persons seeking enlistment into the army.

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Buratai Facebook Account

Similarly, the disc jockey left a telephone number in the cloned Facebook account of Dangote’s daughter which he invited prospective victims to call, to claim a certain amount of money.

Victims of the scam alerted the Commission, leading to the arrest of the fraudster by operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Office of the EFCC.


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