A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, has sentenced Nwalozie Julius, an impostor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, to three years imprisonment.
This was disclosed in a series of posts on Twitter by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday. Here is EFCC’s tweets below
Fake CBN Governor Bags Three Years for N4.5m Fraud
Justice Agatha Anulika Okeke of Federal High Court, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Friday, February 14, 2020 convicted and sentenced one Nwalozie Onyebuchi Julius, alias Dr. Godwin Emefiele, the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/enIaNkc8my
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) February 17, 2020
According to the acting head of media and publicity of the EFCC, Tony Orilade,Onyebuchi upon his arrest on December 6, 2019 he confessed to the crime
He said, “Upon arrest, the convict confessed to the crime and a forensic analysis of the HP laptop recovered from him further implicated him as several incriminating documents of false pretense and fraudulent extortions were printed from his laptop which he also admitted, emanated from him.
“Investigation also revealed that the convict’s specialty 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 protected]) 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.”
Naija News learnt that the convict was sent to jail without an option of fine.