Following the arrest of a young Nigerian man who was impersonating the Emir of Kano, Sanusi II with a fake verified Instagram page after months of manhunt.
The gentleman who is quite active on social media, pretended to be the Emir Sanusi of Kano on Instagram with 262,000 followers – it’s reported that he uses the verified Instagram page to deceive members of the public.
Paul Okoye of the defunct Psquare music band has now reacted to his arrest, and revealed he once had a chat with the alleged Emir who 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”
Recall, the Emir stated 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 emphasise the need for tolerance and respect for one another.”