From Umar Dankano, Yola
The Management of the Federal College of Education, Yola has urged the public to disregard and discount any information being issued through the Facebook account of its provost, Dr.Mohammed Usman Degereji.
Registrar of the College, Mallam Gidado Ahmed disclosed the development through a press release issued in Yola on Thursday alerting members of the public that the Facebook account of the provost has been cloned by identified individuals.
According to the release, the Facebook account cloned which is displaying the official portrait of the provost has been noticed to be used in some unwarranted and fraudulent activities by those unscrupulous elements for their selfishness.
The College’s authority therefore advises members of the public to be wary of such activities and report same to security as efforts have been taken to track down those behind the criminal act.
“The attention of the Management of Federal College of Education, Yola has been drawn to the cloning of the Facebook account of its Provost, Dr. Mohammed Usman Degereji by some unscrupulous individuals or groups.
“The cloned Facebook account, displaying the official portrait of the Provost, engages in all manner of untoward activities, ranging from soliciting of assistance to employment scam from gullible members of the Public as well as from friends and associates of the College Provost.
“To this end, the College Management is alerting the Public of the development and advising it to disregard and shun all actions related to the Facebook account of Dr. Mohammed Usman Degreji until further notice, as measures are being taken to track down those who cloned the Provost’s Facebook account”. The Management assured.