By: Valentine Adese,
The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) administration in Plateau State has sounded an alarm that the Telephone number of, Governor Simon Bako Lalong has been cloned by some unidentified person(s) and are currently using it for alleged criminal purposes.
Disclosing this in what is called an emergency Press release, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr. Yakubu Dati, had alleged that the criminals are using the Governor’s telephone number to “solicit financial assistance from the unsuspecting public.”
The Release Dated 19/04/18 in Part Reads:
“It has come to the notice of Government that criminal elements have cloned the telephone number of Governor Simon Lalong and are using same to solicit financial assistance from the unsuspecting public. In one of such messages, it reads "... call prof Aminu on this number 07037694791 collect his account detail s credit it with the sum of 2million naira. I will talk to you in the night."
“Security agencies have been notified and members of the public are urged to disregard such messages.”