Fake Nollywood Actor in $7,000 Romance Scam


Ezekiel Sunday Emmanuel, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal Office, for allegedly defrauding an American national, Collins Meresha, to the tune of $7,000 USD.

Emmanuel, who was arrested on October 8, 2020 by officers of the commission, was said to have presented himself as Frederick Nnaemeka Leonard, a Nollywood actor, following a report by the Chief Security Officer of Federal Airports Authority, (FAAN).

According to Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media and Publicity, said the suspect was caught 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 suspect will soon be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.


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