The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said on Friday that it had handed over the property recovered from a convicted fraudster, Aisosa Ohue, alias Frederick Leonard, to an American victim, Cheryldene Cook.
The spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, made the development known on Friday, noting that the property included N19m and a three-bedroomed semi-detached duplex at Ward 36A, Amagba community in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.
He revealed that other items, including a Lexus ES 350 saloon car, an iPhone 13 Pro Max and a Samsung A31 phone, were presented to the victim in Abuja by the Zonal Commander, Adebayo Adeniyi, and the Head, Advanced Fee Fraud Section 1, Jimoh Rauf.
Uwujaren noted that Cook, who flew in from the United States to receive the items, was accompanied to the commission’s office by her lawyer, Dr Mike Nwosu. He added that she expressed appreciation to the commission for the recovery.
Uwujaren added, “Justice C E Nwecheonwu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Kuje had in January ordered the forfeiture of the property after Orhue was convicted of a three-count charge including obtaining money by false pretence. The convicted cheated the victim in a love scam while pretending to be a famous actor, Frederick Leonard.”