The WhatsApp number of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi was on Monday morning hacked by online hackers.
The Ooni in a statement by his media aide, Moses Olafare however said the number had been retrieved from the hackers and subsequently restored.
Read full statement below:
I regret to inform you all that my MTN Number was this morning hacked during which my social media handles particularly WhatsApp were tampered with.
While I am delighted to tell you that the affected number has since been reclaimed, I wish to appeal to my friends, associates and colleagues across the world not to engage in any business transaction whatsoever through the links circulated through the number when it was hacked particularly *Opay Owealth Savings inst*.
I am not into any online/bitcoin businesses and did not ask anyone to solicit for any financial favour from anyone.
I wish to appreciate all those who reached out to call my attention to the evil deed perpetrated by people whose brains are only programmed for nefarious activities.
Thank you and God bless.
Comrade Moses Olafare,
Director, Media & Public Affairs,