A filmmaker in Abuja, Richard Sylvanus has been arrested for allegedly impersonating Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels.
He reportedly opened YouTube and Gmail accounts impersonating Regina Daniels, and also defrauded unsuspecting Nigerians to the tune of N1m. He was arrested after Regina Daniels’ lawyer reported the matter to the police.
Federal Capital Territory Police Command spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh confirmed the arrest. She further revealed that the matter is still under investigation.
In her words;
“Sylvanus is in our custody. The police swung into action after getting a tip-off. He defrauded unsuspecting members of the public with an email, firstname.lastname@example.org, and a Youtube account he opened to impersonate Regina Daniels.
“There is no relationship between the movie star and the Gmail and Youtube accounts used in perpetrating these criminal acts.
“Members of the public are, therefore, urged to take note and not fall victim to such snares as many other criminal ventures similar to this may be in existence. The matter is under diligent investigation.”