Mr Faleke in a ‘disclaimer’ in Abuja on Thursday, urged Nigerians to be wary of the fraudsters.
He disowned the perpetrators of the crime, who were asking unsuspecting Nigerians to pay the sum of N18,000 to access empowerment funds from the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Campaign Organisation.
“I have been inundated with reports from several Nigerians about activities of some unscrupulous elements who hacked my official Facebook account, to extort money from unsuspecting Nigerians.
“According to them, these individuals requested that the intending beneficiaries should pay the sum of N18,500 into a designated account.
“One of the individuals behind this fraud is also sending messages to unsuspecting victims using the name of a certain Dr Lukman Johnny with phone number 08147136835.”
It reads: ‘Dr Lukman Johnny on 08147136835 tell him I directed you, he is the director in charge of the empowerment fund in the federal ministry of agriculture here in Abuja, he will guide you on what to do’.
“I, therefore, wish to put on record that I am not aware of any empowerment fund being allocated or distributed to any individual or group of persons by Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, or myself.
“At no given time did I initiate such a scheme and will not subscribe to any form of dubious activities of fraudsters.”
He urged Nigerians not to subscribe to the antics of those criminals, while appealing to all and sundry to track and report the activities of the criminals to relevant security agencies.
He said that those criminals should be apprehended and prosecuted.