The first daughter of Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings and the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Klottey Korle Constituency has raised alarm over the increase in social media accounts impersonating her after the demise of her father.
Rawlings died on 12 November 2020 at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, a week after having been admitted for a short term illness in Ghana. His death came nearly two months after that of his mother, Victoria Agbotui, on 24 September 2020.
But some people have ceased this as an opportunity to defraud people.
These online fraudsters claimed to be raising funds for her father’s funeral which is never true.
She asked the public to report such activities to the public and should not to heed to their request.
Have a look at the press release below.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF DR. ZANETOR AGYEMAN RAWLINGS
We would like to draw the attention of the general public to the activities of some unscrupulous persons creating fake social media accounts in the name Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Klottey Korle Constituency, with the sole aim of defrauding unsuspecting people.
We are by this release notifying the public to be on the lookout for and report to the police anybody who engages them on social media purporting to be Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings or her representative, urging them to make donations towards the funeral arrangements of Former President J.J. Rawlings.
The modus operandi of these criminals is to first engage the attention of unsuspecting people who genuinely wish to express their condolence to the MP, then they proceed to solicit for donations for the funeral arrangements.
We would also like to warn all persons engaging in such activities that IMPERSONATION is a crime, as such anyone caught will be prosecuted.
Please take note of Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings’ official social media accounts below:
Facebook – @zanetorofficial
Twitter – @zanetorofficial
Instagram – @zanetorofficial
The Office of Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings