The police said the accounts were not only fakes; they were created to deceive and defraud members of the public.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Joseph Offor, urged the public to ignore such accounts, saying the CP did not operate on any social media platform.
The statement read in part, “The attention of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Fatai Owoseni, has been drawn to several Facebookaccounts in his name created by certain fraudsters, ostensibly to defraud the unsuspecting members of the public.
“The Commissioner of Police wishes to inform the members of the public that he does not have any Facebookaccount.
“Furthermore, the members of the public are reminded that the CP does not operate on any social media platform.
“Finally, members of the public are advised in their own best interest not to have any dealings with the fraudsters masquerading in the name of CP Fatai Owoseni, while effort is underway to unravel those behind this scam.”