- “We would also like to warn all persons engaging in such activities that impersonation is a crime, as such anyone caught will be prosecuted.”
Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, the first daughter of the former president Jerry John Rawlings, has cautioned the public to disregard a fake social media account soliciting for funds to go towards the funeral of her father.
A statement issued by the MP for Klottey-Korle said: “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 of 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.”
According to the MP, the modus operandi of the criminals is, first, to engage the attention of unsuspecting people who genuinely wish to express their condolences to the MP, and then proceed to solicit for donations for the funeral arrangements.
She warns that individuals found guilty of fostering criminal activity of this kind will be prosecuted.
“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’s official social media accounts below:
Facebook – @zanetorofficial
Twitter – @zanetorofficial
Instagram – @zanetorofficial
Jerry Rawlings passed away on 12 November at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital after a short illness.
His family has since asked for privacy to mourn the late statesman.