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Office of JJ Rawlings reports fake Kimathi Twitter account to Police

The Office of the late President Jerry John Rawlings has reported the activities of an account impersonating his son on micro-blog Twitter to the Ghana Police Service and the social media company.

According to a statement issued by the office, the account which has now been suspended was publishing falsehoods attributed to the son of the former President, Kimathi Agyeman-Rawlings.

The fake account which had amassed over 5,000 followers had become the source of news stories for some blogs with some controversial tweets and it even sent a message to the former first lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings on her birthday.

However, the family is now urging all members of the public to disregard any publications emanating from the said account.

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“The fake Twitter handle @KimathiRawlings was not created by Kimathi Agyeman-Rawlings and all the posts on the handle are not attributable to him,” the release said.

“The matter has been reported to the Cyber Crime Unit of the Ghana Police Criminal Investigations Department and representations made to the company, Twitter.

“We urge all members of the public to disregard any publications emanating from the said account and warn persons who dabble in impersonation through the creation of such fake accounts that we will investigate, identify and have them face the law for such criminal activities”.

More to follow…

PRESS RELEASE

November 18, 2020

FAKE KIMATHI RAWLINGS TWITTER ACCOUNT

The attention of the Office of former President Jerry John Rawlings has been drawn to the creation of a fake Twitter account that is publishing falsehoods attributed to the son of the former President, Kimathi Agyeman-Rawlings.

The fake Twitter handle @KimathiRawlings was not created by Kimathi Agyeman-Rawlings and all the posts on the handle are not attributable to him.

The matter has been reported to the Cyber Crime Unit of the Ghana Police Criminal Investigations Department and representations made to the company, Twitter.

We urge all members of the public to disregard any publications emanating from the said account and warn persons who dabble in impersonation through the creation of such fake accounts that we will investigate, identify and have them face the law for such criminal activities.

These are difficult times for the family and we request all to respect the family’s privacy and desist from actions that bring the image of the family into disrepute.

Signed:
Kobina Andoh Amoakwa
(Executive Secretary)

Source: graphic.com.gh

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