Peter Okoye to sue two banks for allowing fraudsters impersonate him
Popular Nigerian singer, Peter Okoye of PSquare music group, has threatened banks in Nigeria with legal action for allowing impersonation.
The singer took to social media to voice concern about others exploiting his identity to con innocent victims.
Peter Okoye claimed that Access and Polaris banks failed to do due diligence when the impostor opened accounts under the name “Peter Okoye PSquare” with them.
Online scammers have taken advantage of his lottery scheme, which he has been conducting, to prey on fans who think they are doing business with the musician.
Peter threatened to file a lawsuit against the two aforementioned banks after becoming tired of the continual criticism from those who allege he conned them by requesting money.
He said that he would sue for damages and intended to call out other institutions, asking why banks would allow anyone to create an account in his name without verification.
Peter added that he suspected that the banks were working with some of the fraudsters due to the way they manage impersonation.
Mr P tweeted,
“Enough is enough. It’s either an inside job or otherwise. I have a name to protect here and save some of these innocent victims. So get ready for me and my legal team.
How can @polarisbankltd and @myaccessbank allow someone to open an account in the name of “PETER OKOYE PSQUARE” without valid means of identification, no BVN, no biometrics, no verified address or even utility bill to correspond with the address of the account owner.
Now they are using my name to scam innocent people. I’m suing this bank for damages @officialefcc take note.”
See his post below,