By Suoyo Ekubo
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abuja Zonal Command, has handed over property recovered from a convicted fraudster, Aisosa Kelvin Ohue, to his American victim, Cheryldene Cook.
The Agency disclosed this in a statement on Friday 8 September, that the victim was duped by the fraudster who posed as popular Nollywood actor, Frederick Leonard online, after she got romantically involved with him.
The Agency said properties include the sum of N19 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 were presented to the victim in Abuja by the Zonal Commander, ACE I Adebayo Adeniyi and the Head, Advanced Fee Fraud Section 1, ACE II Jimoh Rauf.
According to the statement, the victim who flew in from the United States of America to receive the items, was accompanied to the Commission by her lawyer, Dr. Mike Nwosu, adding that she expressed her appreciation to the Commission for the recovery.
“Justice C.E Nwecheonwu of the Federal Capital Territory High, Kuje had in January ordered the forfeiture of the property after Orhue was convicted of a three-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence.
“The convict cheated the victim in a love scam while pretending to be a famous actor, Frederick Leonard,” the statement read.