- With just weeks to the general elections, and campaigns from political parties underway, some fraudsters are getting more desperate to use the time to their advantage
- Mohammed Abdulrahman, a Facebook user in Nigeria, on Monday, January 28, revealed how he was almost swindled by an internet fraudster
- Abdulrahman said that the fraudster posed as the first lady, Aisha Buhari, in the guise of soliciting votes on the president's behalf for N400,000
A Nigerian Facebook user, Mohammed Abdulrahman, on Monday, January 28, revealed that he was approached online by an internet fraudster who posed as the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, seeking for votes in the coming elections with the offer of N400,000.
Concerning the development, Abdulrahman, on his Facebook page said: "At about 9:06pm I received a message from self acclaimed wife of the President Muhammadu Buhari, she claims to change my life if I and my family voted for his husband."
He quoted the fraudster as saying: "Hello dear... vote Muhammadu Buhari for 2019 election. I'm presently on my youth empowerment service. And I will use this best opportunities to empower you financially to enable you and your family vote for Mohammed Buhari in the next high election.
"I will offer you the sum of N400,000. All you kindly do right now is to contact my P.A. Adam Emmanuel phone contact (09060416343) call my P.A. right now and claim the money from him right now and start up a new life..."
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Replying the suspected scammer, Abdulrahman said: "I don't need to be paid to vote any candidate. President Muhammadu Buhari has extremely delivered on most of his 2015 campaign promises.
"Sequel to that fact, I'm voting him again. Vote buying and selling is crime against humanity; therefore, Mrs fake Aisha Buhari, desist from such act."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Department of State Services ( DSS) said it had apprehended a suspect, Amina Mohammed, aka Justina Oluoha and Amina Villa, for allegedly parading herself as Rashida Bello, wife of Kogi governor.
Peter Afunanya, public relations officer of DSS, disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the arrest on Monday, December 3, in Abuja.
He revealed that the suspect had an unauthorised access to the Presidential Villa and used the office of the first lady, Aisha Buhari, to engage in fraudulent acts.
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