Senior Pastor, Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju, Lagos, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, has urged the members of the public to be wary of Facebook fraudster using his name.
He said the impersonator had been using his name to demand money on social media sites, particularly Facebook.
In a statement on Tuesday, the church said the fraudster created a page on Facebookwith the name, ‘Pastor Taiwo Odukoya’, soliciting for money from unsuspecting members of the public.
The scammer, according to the statement, promised those who sent him money, prayers in return.
It said the impostor usually added members of the public on the fraudulent Facebookpage and demanded that they paid certain amount of money into a certain bank account for prayers.
Reacting to the incident, Odukoya warned the public to regard such appeal through any means as “false and fraudulent”.
The pastor, who dissociated himself from request for money under any guise, said, “Pastor Taiwo Odukoya will not ask for money from anyone.”
The statement read, “An impostor on Facebook with name ‘PASTOR Taiwo Odukoya’ has been soliciting for funds under the pretences of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya of the Fountain of Life Church.
“Please be informed that I, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, will not ask for money from anyone for any ‘project or prayer’. This individual is a fraudster and needs to be apprehended.”