The MTN mobile phone number of the governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has been hacked by “unknown fraudsters”.
This was disclosed in a public service announcement signed by Nnayelugo Chidi Aroh, the
Hon. Commissioner for Information.
According to the announcement, the fraudsters are using the line “to call members of the public including Government Officials.” While regretting the ugly incident, Hon. Aroh urged those contacted “to disregard any call or message emanating from the said Phone Line.”
The announcement reads:
“It has come to the knowledge of Enugu State Government that the MTN Cell Phone Line of His Excellency, the Governor of Enugu State was hacked by unknown fraudsters today, and has been used to call members of the public including Government Officials.
“Enugu State Government hereby informs the members of the public of this unfortunate incident and urges them to disregard any call or message emanating from the said Phone Line.
“The Security Agencies and the Telecom Service Providers have been duly notified and are working round the clock to apprehend the culprits.
“We most sincerely regret any embarrassment or inconvenience that these fraudsters may have caused unsuspecting members of the public.”