Police in Ondo State at the weekend paraded suspected Internet fraudster, Daniel Obasi, who allegedly hacked and cloned Facebook accounts of high profile people.
Obasi confessed to cloning accounts of Deputy Governors Lasisi Oluboyo and his counterpart in Lagos, Mrs. Oluranti Adebule.
Commissioner of Police Mike Ogbodu said:
“Obasi and his gang members, who are still at large, hacked into the Facebook accounts of their victims by creating another code and thereafter blocked their victims’ access to their accounts and begin to relate with the public by impersonating the owner. Efforts are on to arrest his other accomplices.”
According to THE NATION, Obasi, an indigene of Imo State and a resident of Port Harcourt, said he was recently introduced into the business. He denied hacking into the account of people but confessed that he created other Facebook accounts of personalities to dupe people.
“I opened separate accounts for Ondo and Lagos deputy governors and I used it to chat with people on the internet. I did not hack into their accounts. I only opened new account on their behalf. I use it to communicate with people. I have never hacked into their accounts.”
Obasi said he started defrauding people because his cosmetics business collapsed.