Abia Governor-Elect, Alex Otti, Raises Alarm Over Fraudulent Use Of His Name For Extortion

Abia State Governor-Elect Dr Alex Otti has alerted the general public, especially traders in the various markets in the state, to a fraudulent plan by a group of people who are using his name to extort unsuspecting citizens with fake promises of making them market leaders.

Dr Otti, in a statement issued by his media office, called on all Abians, particularly businessmen and women in major markets in Aba, Umuahia, Ohafia and other towns in the state, to be wary of such groups of people as neither he nor his wife has any interest in who becomes anything in the market leadership in Abia.

The incoming governor said it had been brought to his attention that some unscrupulous individuals have been visiting markets in Aba and other locations, falsely peddling his name and that of his wife while extorting their victims under the guise that they will be made market leaders.