EFCC Arrest Fake Nollywood Star Over $7,000 Romance Scam

 Ezekiel Sunday Emmanuel , a man who disguised as a Nollywood star has been arrested by Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, for allegedly scamming an American woman, Collins Meresha, of the sum of $7,000 USD (Seven Thousand Dollars).

The EFCC released a statement saying Emmanuel, who presents himself as popular Nollywood actor, Frederick Nnaemeka Leonard,  was apprehended on October 8, 2020 by officers of the Commission, following a report by the Chief Security Officer of Federal Airports Authority, FAAN, who caught him while engaging in a heated argument with Meresha on October 6, 2020.

It turned out that Meresha was invited to Nigeria by the suspect under the guise that he was Leonard, whom she had been dating online. She further alleged that she was, however, accosted on arrival at the airport by the suspect, whom she described as a “totally different person” from the Nollywood actor.” the statement in part read.

EFCC says the suspect will soon be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

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