Following a young Nigerian man that was arrested who was impersonating the Emir of Kano, Sanusi II with a counterfeit verified Instagram page after several months of the manhunt.
The young man who is very active on social media has been pretending to be the Emir Sanusi of Kano on Instagram with over 262,000 followers – it’s reported that he uses the verified Instagram page to fraud members of the public.
Paul Okoye of the former Psquare music band has reacted to his arrest and disclosed he once had a chat with the young man who was claiming to be the Emir of Kano asked him to send N5 million naira to someone with his account.
Paul shared the conversation with the verified Instagram account and wrote; Guy man wan guy Guy man. “Fake Sanusi asked me to help send N5m to someone from my account as he was having issues with his online banking. His voice first gave him away when he spoke. Abeg how former CBN Oga at the top go ask ordinary me for money? Now Dey don gbege am. Lol Naija I hail o. I even answeram with sir!!!! Thunder firefire you dere”
It could be recalled, the Emir said this in a statement that he never authorized any person or organisation to open to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media account nor post any message on his behalf – he made this known through his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Munir Sanusi.
He explained that the effect should curb series of calls and inquiries to the office of the Emir Sanusi on purported malicious and fake social media accounts in the name of the monarch.
“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 emphasize the need for tolerance and respect for one another.”