UI Raises Alarm Over Fraudster Impersonating New VC Adebowale on Facebook, Instagram

The Management of the University of Ibadan (UI) have raised an alarm over a fraudster impersonating and defrauding people on Facebook using a fake account named after the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Kayode Oyebode Adebowale.

In a statement, the management of the university said: “The attention of the management has been drawn to the dubious impersonation of Prof Kayode Oyebode Adebowale, the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan.

“Information has reached the Vice-Chancellor designate of the premier University that a dubious person has created a Facebook page with Kayode Oyebode Adebowale, being used to soliciting favours in his name.

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“The dubious person also created an Instagram account in which several people were added.

“These are in addition to the use of a particular telephone number identified as +2347065664894 attached to his name by the questionable individual.

“The person has been calling and inviting people, masquerading as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan with the photograph of Professor Adebowale.”

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The statement added that “Prof Adebowale wishes to categorically inform the University community and the general public that he has not assigned anyone with such an engagement, meeting, and appointment.

“He is yet to resume office and has not been mandated to act as the Vice-Chancellor.

“He, therefore, dissociates himself from this heinous impersonation and advises the public not to fall prey to any such invitation.”


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