Man Ends Up In Prison After Impersonating Nollywood’s Mike Ezuruonye On Facebook

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Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Benin, Edo State has sentenced one Ekoh Noel, the man who impersonated Nollywood actor, Mike Ezuruonye, in a social media scam.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) revealed this on yesterday being Monday 24th September 2018, where it said Noel fraudulently obtained N12.4 million through the scam.

A tweet via the commission’s handle read: “Ekoh Noel, who impersonated ace Nollywood actor, Mike Ezuruonye on Facebook to fraudulently obtain N12.4million from his victim has been sentenced to one year imprisonment.

The EFCC had also posted a tweet where the actor had commended the commission, which read:

“Nollywood actor Mike Ezuruonye commends #TheEagle in Benin for helping to nab impersonators who used his name for romance scams,” quoting Ezuruonye as stating that ‘It’s amazing that these women have come to believe that I am the one. They even use my picture, voice and old videos to defraud people’.

 

According to reports, while speaking in a recent interview with Pulse, the actor had earlier come out to announce how he had gotten death threats from boyfriends and husbands, because of fraudsters using his face.

He said: “It’s so sad, I have gotten death threats from people, I have gotten from husbands of these people, boyfriends of these people, maybe because of the way I deal with it you know, that’s another thing.

“The EFCC in Benin have been so helpful, I mean, it is really bad. I have seen five people caught. There was a time it was so much the Inspector General of Police’s office got my account investigated. I was invited to the IGP’s office in Abuja, it was that bad.”

 

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