Police in Enugu arrest man for faking, using popular Philanthropist’s  Facebook name to commit fraud

 Police operatives in Enugu State  Command, serving in New Haven Police Division,  have arrested one Somtochukwu Franklin (male), aged 26, for allegedly faking and using  Facebook account name and details of Emmanuel Okoh (male), popularly known as *“Okwuluora,”* to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

 Police public relations officer, Enugu State  police command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, made this known in a press release he made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Enugu.

He said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect confessed to the  crime.

According to Ndukwe,the suspect said he   created the account in January 2023 and has since been using it to solicit funds from his over thirty-three thousand followers.

“The suspect further stated that he usually waits for the actual “Okwuluora” to make a post, soliciting  support for persons in situations of financial assistance. Upon sighting such posts, he immediately copies and posts them on the fake Facebook account and changes the beneficiary’s account details to his, thereby fraudulently obtaining funds from unsuspecting donors.

 “He added that he has, by so doing, received funds running into tens of thousands of Naira from donors.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police,  Kanayo Uzuegbu, has ordered the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (CID) to conduct a further thorough investigation and timely prosecution of the suspect.

“The Commisioner of Police,  enjoins victims of the fraudulent act to report to the State CID and volunteer their statements, while also calling on the citizenry to be wary of social media impostors and their fraudulent activities, especially this yuletide,” Ndukwe said

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