THE Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State has alerted the public to the activities of some criminals who have been using the name of its Rector to swindle people.
A statement signed by the Acting Public Relations Officer of the school, Chijioke Ibeziako, and made available to Prime Business Africa urged the public to disregard those mimicking the Rector’s name on Facebook.
“It has come to our notice that some unscrupulous elements, parading themselves as the Rector of Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State have gone about hoodwinking unsuspecting gullible job seekers of their hard earned monies, purportedly paid into the criminals’ accounts for recruitment purposes,” the Ibeziako said.
According to him, the Rector, Dr. Nwafulugo Francisca Unoma, FSNE has no facebook account, and as such, any nomenclature in resemblance or mimicking her name on Facebook is fake and should be disregarded or seen as impersonation.
Ibeziako stated the the Rector remained a law abiding citizen and would not delegate anybody to collect money on her behalf under the guise of employment, adding that she was not aware of any such person using her name to defraud job seekers.
He said Nigerians should be aware of such common recruitment frauds, and any one deceived in that regard should have himself or herself to be blamed.
“Individuals who are aware of these obnoxious happenings should alert law enforcement agencies to track down such criminals collecting money for any form of recruitment in Federal Polytechnic Oko,” he said.
He advised the criminals to have a rethink and end the act as nemesis would soon catch up with them.