Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar had refuted having a Koo social media account, an alternative social media platform to the banned Twitter in Nigeria. The former Vice President stated that the Koo account circulating in his name is fake.
The former VP in a statement by his media on Saturday declared:
“this is to call the attention of the public to a fake handle on a social media platform known as Koo impersonating former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar.
“We are compelled to make this alert because information and details on the fake Koo account has been lifted from other social media platforms where Atiku Abubakar holds verified handles, as this may cause unsuspecting members of the public to be misled into wrongly mistaking postings on the fake account as being authoritatively that of the Waziri of Adamawa.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku Abubakar is not on the Koo social media platform and this fake handle should be discountenanced by the public.
“All Atiku Abubakar’s social media handles are verified and have been running for a couple of years.
“We, therefore, urge the public not to be misled by the antics of criminal elements who impersonate by creating fake social media handles, especially, as it relates to Atiku Abubakar.
“We also call on law enforcement agencies to thoroughly investigate this criminal activity and bring the culprit(s) to book.”