The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr. Cornelius Aderanti has raised alarm on the activities of suspected fraudsters operating a fake facebook account in his name, and using it to dupe unsuspecting Nigerians.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu raised the alarm in a statement released on Wednesday.

According to the statement: “The attention of the CP has been drawn to the activities of some unscrupulous persons who are in the habit of using his name and office to defraud innocent and gullible members of the public.

“These criminals function as a syndicate and use Facebook and other social networks claiming to be the CP and promising to help gullible persons to solve their problems. These problems could range from clearing of seized goods from the customs to virtually any other area where their would-be victim claim to have issues.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the CP has not appointed any agent, privy or proxy to act on his behalf in this regard. As a professional police officer of international repute, he does not indulge in any act that may bring the Force to disrepute.

“Members of the public who have genuine issues that require police action are advised to channel same to the police command headquarters.”

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