A fake facebook account purportedly owned by wife of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Mrs. Folu Adeboye is currently being used to dupe unsuspecting members of the public.
At the last check by OrijoReporter, the impostor who is posing as Mama Adeboye had three hundred and thirty nine friends on the account, and has been playing pranks on members of the public.
Last Sunday, May 3, 2015, the fake Mrs. Adeboye(her profile pictures right), gave out a recharge card, and before then, on April 30, posted a disclaimer.
Her/His post, “”Dear EFCC, I wish to bring to your notice one Pastor Folu Adeboye scamming a lot of innocent Nigerians on Facebook by taking advantage of the fact that many Nigerians are looking for spiritual blessings. This person is pretending to be Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye, the wife of the General Overseer (GO) of The Redeemed Christian Church of God whose Facebook ID is actually Pastor Mrs Folu Adeboye. He/she uses a variant of her ID as Pastor-folu Adeboye but uses a true picture of the GO’s wife on his/her Facebook wall.
“This person first came to my attention when he/she defrauded a colleague of mine by claiming God sent him/her to deliver a message to her. He/she later asked my colleague to ‘sow a seed’ which means to pay some money into an account. My colleague fell prey to it.”
Several reactions followed the post on the same fake facebook account with many sharing their experience, and condemning the activities of the promoter.
Posting as Seyi Goodluck, one person said, “Yes? It’s true d(sic) person send me request n(sic) told me to pay some amount of money into his account but I don’t even mind him/her bcos(sic) I know mummy GO will never say anything like dat..so my brods(sic) and sistas(sic) be wise..may God help us.
Another person posting as Obidiya Nwankwo Joe, drew people’s attention to the weakness in the impostor’s claim of being Mrs. Adeboye.
However, one person posting as Oyesanmi Femmy Adebayor who appears to have a link with promoter(s) of the facebook hails the activities of the fake Mrs. Adeboye on the social media.
Oyesanmi said, “Thank you ma, just loaded the airtime….more anointing and God bless.”