Ex-governor fumes, threatens to sue Glo over illegal deductions

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A former military governor of Kaduna State, Abubakar Umar, has threatened to take legal action against one of Nigeria’s major telecoms service providers, Glo, over illegal deductions of his credit balance.

According to Premium Times, Umar disclosed this Wednesday afternoon after receiving several unsolicited subscription alerts and deductions of money from his Glo line.

He forwarded some of the unsolicited subscription alerts he received, one of which reads: “Dear customer, your Jokes tips subscription alerts will be renewed on 2018-03-22 00:00:00 . You will be charged N100 for 1 month. To deactivate SMS Unsub joke to 577. Thank you.”

Another alert sent to Umar’s phone reads: “Dear customer, your SMS WIKI tips subscription alerts has been renewed for 100.00 NGN till 2018-04-11 00:00:00. To deactivate SMS STOP WIKI to 577. Thank you.”

The former governor said he will ask his lawyers to press charges against Glo if they failed to discontinue these unsolicited subscription alerts.

Before now Umar had, according to the report, decried similar unsolicited subscription alerts by another telecoms company, MTN.

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