Richard Sylvanus, a filmmaker, has been arrested on suspicion of impersonating popular Nollywood actress and wife of billionaire, Ned Nwoko, Regina Daniels.
Sylvanus allegedly impersonated Regina Daniels on YouTube and Gmail, as well as defrauding unsuspecting Nigerians of N1 million. After Daniels’ lawyer reported the situation to the authorities, he was arrested.
DSP Josephine Adeh, a spokesman for the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, confirmed the arrest. Adeh went on to say that the case is still being investigated.
“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, email@example.com, 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.”