Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema has disowned several fake Facebook accounts allegedly created by fraudsters in his name to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
The airline said Onyema had no Facebook or any other social media account and was not born in August.
A statement issued by the Corporate Communications Manager of Air Peace, Chris Iwarah on Saturday said Onyema became aware of the new social media accounts when he started receiving goodwill messages from unsuspecting members of the public who were alerted by the fraudsters that the airline’s boss was celebrating his birthday.
The existing social media accounts with the name and pictures of the carrier’s boss, the statement said, were created by criminal elements with the intention of swindling members of the public of their hard-earned money.
“Our attention has been drawn to several new social media accounts in the name of the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema. Some of the accounts, especially on Facebook, bear the pictures and other materials connected to our chairman.
“These same internet criminals had attempted to use the same means to defraud members of the public in August 2017 before we alerted members of the public to the development and their plan was foiled.
“For the avoidance of any doubt, we confirm that all the accounts are fake and were created by fraudsters intent on scamming members of the public of their hard-earned money and other valuables. Air Peace Chairman has no Facebook or any other social media account and has not authorised anyone to open or maintain any in his name.
“Members of the public are, therefore, advised to refrain from dealing with the fraudsters posing as the Chairman of Air Peace and report any suspicious representation in his name to security agents for action," Air Peace said.