The mobile phone of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has been hacked.
According to reports released by the state’s information commissioner, Chidi Aroh, hackers got in touch with members of the public including Government Officials.
Naija news learnt that the hackers got in touch with the people with the intent to defraud them as those contacted were made to believe that it was the governor that got in touch with them.
The Enugu State Government, however, in a statement, released yesterday asked members of the public to ignore any calls or text messages from the said line.
Abugu added that the matter had been reported to security agencies.
The statement read, “The Airtel cell phone number of Governor Ugwuanyi of Enugu State was hacked by unknown persons for suspected fraudulent activities.
“This announcement is to, hereby, draw the attention of members of the public, especially those who have been reached or contacted by the suspected fraudsters, and to urge them to totally disregard any message sent to them through that cell phone number purporting to have emanated from the governor.
“Relevant security agencies have been appropriately contacted to investigate the unfortunate incident and, accordingly, track down the perpetrators of the scam.”
Efforts by our correspondent to find out whether the police had made any headway in the investigation were not successful as of the time of filing this report.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, said he was in a conference, asking our correspondent to call back later.
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