By Fatima Mohammed-Lawal
The Management of the University of Ilorin has warned the public against interacting with social media accounts created in the name of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Wahab Egbewole (SAN).
According to the institution, the accounts have no link with the Vice Chancellor and were created to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians by scammers.
The university gave the warning in a statement signed by the Director of Corporate Affairs Department, Mr Kunle Akogun, and made available to newsmen in Ilorin.
It hinted that the scammers sole aim “is to con the public into parting with their hard-earned money.
“These rogues use the fake social media platforms, like WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Facebook and Messanger to make all sorts of demands from members of the public in the name of the vice chancellor.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Prof. Egbewole does not operate on any of those social media platforms.
“Members of the public should, therefore, be wary of the antics of these unscrupulous elements and be adequately guided not to fall for their pranks,” the statement warned. (NAN)