Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have apprehended one Onyebuchi Nwalozie Julius for impersonating the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.
Eye9ja reports that the self-acclaimed CBN Governor was apprehended by the Nigeria’s anti-graft agency in Akwa Ibom.
Onyebuchi a native of Ngor-Okpala in Imo State, who claims to be involved into Estate Management business confessed under interrogation, that he impersonated the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Governor, Dr. Godwin Emefiele with email account: firstname.lastname@example.org and defrauded one Mr. Omar Es, Sh Deeb.
Onyebuchi was arrested on December 6, 2019, in Owerri, the Imo state capital.
Items such as a HP Laptop Envy with serial number CND62544TZ; HP Laptop with serial number SCD8022CSF; iPhone X; Nokia phone, ECOWAS International Passport-55389766, Drivers Licence and a Toyota Venza with registration No. LSR 23 FQ; were recovered from him at the point of his arrest.
An analysis of the HP Envy Laptop revealed quite a number of scam mails sent by Onyebuchi to one of his victims, an Arabian Omar Deeb , with bogus contract proposals purported to have emanated from CBN, while he posed as CBN Governor. Onyebuchi successfully defrauded Mr. Deeb who remitted funds, thinking he was actually dealing with the CBN Governor Dr. Godwin Emefiele.
Though Onyebuchi confessed to have benefited as much as N4.5million from his criminal enterprise, investigation into the matter.