The Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, is angry with those attempting to defraud unsuspecting citizens using his name and goodwill.

Describing the perpetrators as “identity thieves”, Soyinka wants the public to be on a lookout for those Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts in his name.

They are fake, he warned.

“They created a Wole Soyinka blogspot or whatever. There is also Wole Soyinka Twitter. Please, I am begging you (journalists) to note that I don’t do Facebook, I don’t do Twitter and I don’t do blogs.

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“I implore you in the name of whatever it is you believe in to help squash them,” he said.

“Please note that they are fake. There is only one Wole Soyinka Foundation.”

Professor Wole Soyinka met with journalists at a press briefing organised by the Wole Soyinka Foundation at Freedom Park in Lagos Island.

It was part of the Foundation’s initiative to seek public support for its Study Abroad In Lebanon, SAIL, programme.