- EFCC has arrested a suspected fraudster in Owerri, Imo state capital
The suspect, Onyebuchi Julius, was arrested on December 9, for impersonating CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele
Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesman, said Julius focused on BEC to swindle his victims A suspected fraudster, Onyebuchi Julius, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for impersonating the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.
The Cable reports that the commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement he issued on Friday, December 20, said that Julius was arrested in Owerri, Imo state capital, on December 6.
Uwujaren said Julius had disguised as the CBN governor using firstname.lastname@example.org as his email address to defraud one Omar Deeb, among other victims.
The CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele and his impersonator, Onyebuchi Julius, who was arrested by EFCC. Source: UGC The statement read: “A cyber fraudster (yahoo boy) by name Onyebuchi Nwalozie Julius has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, for impersonating the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.
“Onyebuchi a native of Ngor-Okpala in Imo state, who claims to be involved into estate management, confessed under interrogation, that he impersonated the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN governor, Dr. Godwin Emefiele with email account: email@example.com and defrauded one Mr. Omar Es Sh Deeb. “The suspect whose specialty is Business Email Compromise BEC, said his modus operandi involves searching for email addresses via Google search and sending convincing emails to prospective victims.
” Uwujaren said two laptop devices, two mobile phones, a Toyota Venza, were among the items recovered from the suspect. He said the investigation was ongoing despite Julius’s confession of benefiting at least N4.5 million from his cybercrime engagements.
“Onyebuchi was arrested on December 6, 2019, at Owerri in Imo state. At the point of his arrest, the following items were recovered from him: 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.