Nigerian superstar singer, Paul Okoye of the defunct Psquare group, took to Instagram to share a conversation he had with an Emir Sanusi Lamido impersonator, who in his chat claimed he is the former CBN Governor.
Excited Paul Okoye who shared his phone number with the conman, however busted his fraud scheme after he spoke with him on the phone, telling him to send 5 million naira to a friend as he was having issues with his online banking. According to Paul Okoye, the conman’s voice gave him away.
Here’s what he wrote;
Guy man wan guy Guy man. Fake Sanusi asked me to help send N5m to someone from my account as he was having issues with his online banking. His voice first gave him away when he spoke. Abeg how former CBN Oga at the top go ask ordinary me for money? Now Dey don gbege am. Lol Naija I hail o 🤷🏾♂️🤣🙌🏼 I even answeram with sir!!!! Thunder firefire you dere 😡
Just yesterday, it was reported that the Kano State Police command arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly impersonating the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II online. Report has it that the young man who is very active on social media pretended to be the Kano monarch on Instagram with 262,000 followers.
The young man was eventually arrested after months of manhunt. He is currently helping the police with investigation.
Meanwhile, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, last year disowned social media accounts opened in his name. Sanusi said in a statement in Kano that he never authorized any person or organisation to open Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media account nor post any message on his behalf.
He explained that this should put to rest series of calls and enquiries to the office of the Emir on some purported malicious and fake social media accounts in the name of the monarch. He lamented that the fraudsters have remained unrelenting in their nefarious acts.