Suspects obtain £38,000 from British national after impersonating Nollywood star
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested two suspects Charles Osaigbovo and Evans Obayaedo for obtaining £38,000 from a British woman after impersonating popular Nollywood actor and producer Fredrick Leonard.
EFCC said Osaigbovo and Obayaedo were arrested by operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the agency following a petition written by the victim against Leonard.
The woman alleged that she met Leonard on the social media platform, TikTok, and later became lovers.
She also alleged that Leonard approached her with a proposal to invest in a film production.
The sum of £38,000 was transferred to the two suspects as investment in the purported film production.
She petitioned the EFCC after she realized she had been duped and all efforts to recover her money yielded no result.
Investigations revealed that the suspects, who were later arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State, had been impersonating Leonard to defraud unsuspecting people on social media.
The suspects will be charged to court once the investigation is concluded.