By Sam Eyoboka
IMMEDIATE past President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, over alleged impersonation by certain persons using his name to solicit for funds.
In the petition addressed to the IGP, Director-General, Department of State Services, DSS, and copied to the Edo State Commissioner of Police, the cleric alleged that “Someone has been using the name of Endurance Orphanage Foundation” to impersonate me on social media.
Dissociating himself from a social media account using his name to solicit for financial assistance, Pastor Oritsejafor condemned the operator of the fraudulent account, stressing that neither him nor his wife Helen, would solicit for financial assistance from anyone, let alone in the social media.
According to him, the fraudulent account being operated with his name is bearing a Diamond Bank account number and the operator was hiding under the guise of Endurance Orphanage.
He called on the relevant government agencies to prosecute the impersonator purportedly defrauding members of the unsuspecting public.
According to Pastor Oritsejafor, Endurance Orphanage Foundation of 42, Lampus Quarters, Ogbese, Obianuju North East LGA, Okada, Edo State, has been fraudulently been using his name on Facebook and WhatsApp platforms to solicit for funds from unsuspecting members of the society.
“I am by this letter soliciting your kind assistance in apprehending the culprits of this heinous crime,” insisting that he will never solicit for funds or financial assistance on any social media platform.
He charged members of the society to disregard any request seeking for financial assistance on social media, as “it’s an impersonation. Kindly report any request to pay money into an Endurance Orphanage Foundation account in Guarantee Trust Bank, to the nearest Police station.
“Stop being gullible. Desist from soliciting support from dubious persons masquerading as care givers in the society,” Oritsejafor cautioned innocent members of the society.