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Facebook user impersonates Lagos PPRO

The police in Lagos State have launched a manhunt for a Facebook user for allegedly impersonating the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos.

It was learnt that the user, identified as Favour Loveline, uploaded the PPRO's photograph on her profile, and asked, "How do I look in uniform; gallant, sexy or beautiful?"

Our correspondent gathered that the user joined some groups on the social media platform and solicited money under the guise of being the police spokesperson.

It was learnt that the profile was discovered on Thursday by the police and a warning was issued to the public to disregard the account.

A source said the account user had also been reported to Facebook as an impersonator.

He said, "The user had been impersonating the PPRO for weeks. The user joined several groups on Facebook and tried to extort people, using the photograph of the PPRO. It was a friend to the spokesperson who first queried why she was soliciting money on the social media. That was how the matter got to the police's attention."

The Lagos police spokesperson, Badmos, said efforts were on to get the culprit.

She said, "I came across the account on Facebook. It was opened as Favour Loveline, but has my picture. The general public should be aware and cautious in dealing with the account. Efforts are on to arrest the culprit."




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