False claims circulate online that Saliu Mustapha, Kwara Central Senator-elect is giving out N5,000 as ramadan. The claim was widely circulated through WhatsApp groups.
A message sent by user with the number +23470607902 on “Kwara Elites Discuss Room” WhatsApp platform this morning directed people to click the link to claim their own.
The claim reads: “*N5,000 NAIRA SEN. SOLIU MUSTAPHA RAMADAN GIFT*
Be beneficial of Ramadan Gift *N5,000*.
Applicant have been credited.
GET YOURS NOW: https://shtnar.com/ramadan-gift.
Findings conducted by SHO PEN ONLINE showed that Saliu Mustapha’s media office has disregarded owing an online financial grant scheme for the disbursement of petty cash to unsuspecting Kwarans.
In a statement, Saliu Mustapha’s media office said that the alleged scheme labelled “N5,000 Sen. Soliu Mustapha Ramadan Gift” is operated by unknown fraudsters who could not even spell the candidate’s name correctly.
The statement reads, “According to information at our disposal, the fraudsters behind the scheme asked unsuspecting members to apply for a token from Mallam Saliu Mustapha as Ramadan gift.
“The media office of the Senator-elect refutes the alleged scheme and any other claims made in this manner.
“The media office also wishes to inform the public that the official social media accounts of the Senator-elect continue to serve as the most dependable and authentic sources of information from his office:
Senator-Elect Saliu Mustapha’s social media handles remain as follows:
The statement urged the public to disregard any communication that did not originate from any of the official social media account and to avoid participating in any online scheme intended to defraud innocent citizens.
In additional findings, a click on the link will take the users to a website in which they will be asked to fill in personal details and then apply. A click on the ‘apply’ function will ask for bank details.
The claim that Saliu Mustapha is giving out N5,000 funds as ramadan gift is False.