Gov. Fashola has raised an alarm that his phone number has been hacked by some fraudsters to extort money from members of the state cabinet and permanent secretary. He said the fraudsters had opened an account in Skye Bank and used his phone number to send text messages to members of his cabinet to pay some specified amount of money into it.
In his words, the Governor said, “I must use this opportunity to appeal to all citizens and all of those who have received text messages purportedly being sent in my name.
Apparently my phone has been cloned by some internet fraudsters, they sent messages round to my commissioners and permanent secretaries asking them to come and pay money into one Skye Bank account. “Please ignore those messages, they are not from us.
Governor Aliyu also said hackers have hacked his email box. According to him some of his friends and associates have lost some money to them due to some emails they received from the hackers.