National Police on Thursday warned Facebook users that they would face legal action if they continued to comment and share “fake news” posts about money issues and the nationality of the National Police chief, Neth Savoeun.
The warning came after some Facebook accounts continued to post allegedly fake nationality certificates and bank statements of Savoeun’s family.
“We would like to announce to the public, national and international, and especially to all Facebook users, that the Facebook account belonging to Jay Varman posts fake documents, which affect the honour and dignity of the family of the high-ranking police chief.
“So, all Facebook users must be careful and not share or comment on posts from this account. Those who do could face legal action,” the statement from the National Police reads.
A few Facebook accounts posted bank statements that purportedly showed Savoeun had amassed a fortune of over $26 million held in several banks, while his daughter purportedly has $7 million.
Photos of Savoeun’s passport also appeared to show members of his family as legal citizens of the Federation of Saint Kitt and Nevis.