The police in Rivers State have arrested one Emmanuel Israel for allegedly posing as a son of former House of Representatives member, Ned Nwoko.
Nwoko, who represented Aniocha North-South and Oshimili North-South in the National Assembly from 1999 to 2013, is the husband of Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels.
Emmanuel, 21, accused of posing as Emzy Ned Nwoko Jnr, was reportedly arrested at his friend’s place in Mbiama, Ahoada West Local Government Area of Port Harcourt.
He is said to have set up fake Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and email accounts to defraud the public.
“Intelligence also revealed that the fake Nwoko’s son had kept physical contacts with several unsuspecting members of the public with dubious promises of securing financial deals and sundry favours for them, with intent to extort,” a source close to Nwoko said.
Arrested along with Emmanuel is his sister, Love Israel; and they both face charges of criminal impersonation, conspiracy, defamation of character and conduct likely to threaten public peace.
Nwoko had in a statement released in May said: “the self-styled name ‘Emzy’ is believed to be working in cahoots with a discredited and defeated senatorial contender from Delta North who is facing multiple criminal charges before various courts and the EFCC.”
He denies ever abandoning any of his children, contrary to social media reports linked to Emzy.