Nigerian actor, Bolanle Ninalowo has commended EFCC for apprehending his impersonator, praizemedia report.
A young man, Omoghan Destiny Igbinosa, was sentenced to two years in prison with an option of a fine of N1 million by a Federal High Court in Warri for impersonating the Nollywood star Bolanle Ninalowo.
Popular Nigerian actor, Bolanle Ninalowo, who recently made headlines after a man who had been impersonating him since 2021 was arrested and convicted, reacted to the news on social media, and Ninalowo himself commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for capturing his impersonator.
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Bolanle Ninalowo is one of the most popular actors in Nigeria’s film industry, and it’s no surprise that someone would try to impersonate him.
However, it’s reassuring to see that the EFCC took swift action to arrest and prosecute the culprit.
The case was tried before Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. In his ruling, Justice Nwite stated that Igbinosa was found guilty of the charges against him and was sentenced to two years in prison with an option of a fine of N1 million.
This judgment sends a clear message that impersonation and fraud are not tolerated in Nigeria and that the justice system will take swift action against those who engage in such activities.
Nigerians took to social media to express their opinions on the matter, with many commending the EFCC for its efforts in bringing the impersonator to justice.
Ninalowo himself also spoke out, commending the EFCC for capturing the impersonator and expressing his gratitude to his fans and well-wishers for their support.
“End of the road for these bunch! Thanks @officialefcc”, he wrote.
A user wrote: Eeeh eeh .. thank God oooh , so it is possible to catch this people
Another user penned : ???????????????????? they better learn
Bolanle Ninalowo is a Nigerian actor and model who has appeared in several Nollywood movies. He is known for his roles in films such as “Picture Perfect” and “Tiwa’s Baggage”. Ninalowo is also a former banker who worked in the United States before returning to Nigeria to pursue his acting career.