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EFCC arrests Fredrick Leonard imposters for £38,000 non-existent film production



EFCC arrests Fredrick Leonard imposters for £38,000 non-existent film production

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s, EFCC Lagos Zonal Command arrested Charles Osaigbovo and Evans Obayaedo, who impersonated Nigerian actor and movie producer Fredrick Leonard, for their alleged involvement in a love scam, computer-related fraud, and obt£38,000aining money under false pretences totaling .

Chronicle NG reports that the suspects were arrested following a petition written by a British national against Leonard.

The petitioner alleged that she met Leonard on the social media platform TikTok and that they later became lovers.

She also alleged that Leonard approached her with a proposal to invest in a film production.

According to her, a sum of £38,000 was transferred to the suspects as an investment in the purported film production.

She petitioned the EFCC after she realised she had been duped and that all efforts to recover her money had yielded no result.


Investigations revealed that the suspects, who were later arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State, had been impersonating Leonard to defraud unsuspecting people on social media.

The suspects will be charged in court once the investigation is concluded.

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