Richard Slyvanus, a filmmaker, has been arrested for allegedly impersonating Nollywood actress Regina Daniels.
Sylvanus allegedly opened YouTube and Gmail accounts in the name of Regina Daniels and defrauded unsuspecting Nigerians to the tune of N1 million. He was apprehended after Daniels’ lawyer reported the incident to police.
DSP Josephine Adeh, spokesperson for the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, confirmed the arrest. Adeh went on to say that the matter 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 protected], 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,” she said.