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EFCC Arrests Suspects Who Impersonated Actor Fredrick Leonard, Obtained £38,000



Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested the duo of Charles Osaigbovo and Evans Obayaedo, who impersonated Nigerian actor and movie producer, Fredrick Leonard, for their alleged involvement in a love scam, computer-related fraud and obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of £38,000. 

Fake Frederick Leonard

The suspects were arrested, following a petition written by a British national, against Leonard.

The petitioner alleged that she met Fredrick Leonard on the social media platform, TikTok, and later became lovers.

Fake Frederick Leonard

She also alleged that Leonard approached her with a proposal to invest in film production.

According to her, a sum of £38,000 was transferred to the suspects as an investment in the purported film production.

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She petitioned the EFCC after she realized she had been duped and all efforts to recover her money yielded no result.

According to a statement issued on Friday by EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, investigations revealed that the suspects, who were later arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State, had been impersonating Leonard to defraud unsuspecting people on social media.

Uwujaren said the suspects will be charged in court once the investigation is concluded.

In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that the Delta State Police Command says it has arrested a suspected member of a dreaded kidnap syndicate in the state.

The police command disclosed this in a statement posted on its official Twitter handle.

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