An internet fraudster, Onyebuchi Nwalozie Julius, is currently cooling off in one of the detention facilities of the EFCC, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, for impersonating the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Godwin Emefiele.
Onyebuchi, a native of Ngor-Okpala, Imo State, who said he is into Estate Management, allegedly confessed via verbal and written statements that he posed as the CBN Governor, Dr. Godwin Emefiele with email account: firstname.lastname@example.org to defraud his victims.
A statement released by the antigraft agency says Onyebuchi confessed to have defrauded one Mr. Omar Es Sh Deeb, an Arab National, who he said made payments to him through Western Union. He also allegedly confessed that he specialized in Business Email Compromise, BEC, and his modus operandi involves searching for email addresses via Google search and sending convincing emails to his prospective victims and defrauding them as soon as they fall prey to whatever scam he had planned out.
According to EFCC, though Onyebuchi allegedly confessed to have benefited as much as N4.5million from his criminality on the cyber space, the evidence gathered so far, may prove otherwise as investigation is still ongoing and responses are still being awaited from some of the finance houses he transacted with.