Nwalozie Onyebuchi Julius, self-acclaimed Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for impersonating the CBN Governor, Dr. Godwin Emefiele through the use of his (Emefiele’s) identity to commit fraud.
Eye9ja reports that the self-acclaimed CBN Governor was sentenced to jail without an option of fine.
The sentence was handed down by Justice Agatha Anulika Okeke of a Federal High Court, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
Eye9ja recalls that the Emefiele’s impersonator had been arrested earlier by the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The EFCC thereafter charged the Emefiele’s impersonator on a one-count charge, bordering on impersonation and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N4.5million.
Investigation also revealed that the convict’s speciality was Business Email Compromise (BEC) and his modus operandi involved searching for email addresses via Google search and sending convincing emails to his victims.
He also confessed to have used a particular email address, email@example.com) purportedly belonging to the C.B.N governor, Dr. Godwin Emefiele in defrauding one Omar Deep, who thought he was actually dealing with the real C.B.N Governor.