By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Property estimated at several million of Naira, recovered from a convicted Nigerian fraudster, one Aisosa Kelvin Ohue, (a.k.a Frederick Leonard) by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has been returned to the victim, New Nigerian Newspaper has learnt.
The property as learnt, include the sum of ₦19,000,000,000 (Nineteen Million Naira), a three bedroom semi-detached duplex at Ward 36A Amagba Community in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, a Lexus E350 saloon car, an iPhone 13 Pro Max and a Samsung A31 phone, as confirmed by the commission’s spokesman.
The spokesperson of the agency, Wilson Uwujaren, who made the disclosure in a statement, said they were presented to the victim, one Cheryldene Cook in Abuja on Thursday by the Zonal Commander, ACE I Adebayo Adeniyi and the Head, Advanced Fee Fraud Section 1, ACE II Jimoh Rauf.
According to the statement, Cheryldene Cook who flew in from the United States of America to receive the items, was accompanied to the commission by her lawyer, Dr. Mike Nwosu.
She expressed appreciation to the commission for the recovery.
Justice C.E Nwecheonwu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Kuje had in January, ordered the forfeiture of the property after the fraudster, Orhue was convicted of a three-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretense.
The convicted cheated the victim in a love scam, while pretending to be a famous actor, Frederick Leonard.
Count one of the charge read, “that you, Aiosa Kelvin Orhue (AKA Fredrick Leonard) sometimes in 2021, at Abuja within the jurisdiction of the Honourable Court, by false pretense and with intent to defraud obtained the sum of ₦104,000,000 (One Hundred and Four Million Naira) only from one Cheryldene Cook, that you are one Frederick Leonard who is in love with her and you made her to believe that you are going to marry her which you knew to be false and you thereby, committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Sections 1 (1)(a) and 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 respectively”.