Fraud: Kano Emir disowns Instagram, Facebook, Twitter accounts
ON APRIL 14, 2017 6:30 PM
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has disowned social media accounts opened in his name.
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Emir of Kano Sanusi said in a statement on
Friday in Kano that he never authorised any person or organisation to
open Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media account nor
post any message on his behalf.
The traditional ruler spoke
through his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Munir Sanusi. He explained that this
should put to rest series of calls and enquiries to the office of the
Emir on some purported malicious and fake social media accounts in the
name of the monarch.
Sanusi noted that the current
development is coming after an earlier advertorial disclaiming fake
Facebook and Twitter accounts created in the name of his Highness. He
lamenting that the fraudsters have remained unrelenting in their
“We have officially notified the administrators
of the fake Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts
requesting that the accounts be closed immediately in addition to
detecting the identity of the culprits.
“It is important to
reiterate that the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has
persistently stood for the unity of the nation regardless of its
diversity. “He always emphasise the need for tolerance and respect for
Sanusi assured that his principles as a
traditional ruler and religious leader would be meticulously safeguarded
and warned the fraudsters to desist forthwith or face the consequences
of their action.