EFCC returns Money, car, house to American Cook, victim of Nigerian scammer


She was the victim of a love scam by someone pretending to be a famous actor, Frederick Leonard


Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has  handed over property recovered from a convicted fraudster, Aisosa Ohue, alias Frederick Leonard, to an American victim, Cheryldene Cook.

Its Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

According to him, the property include the sum of N19 million and three-bedroom semi-detached duplex at Ward 36A Amagba Community in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo.

He said that the property, which  also include  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.

Uwujaren said that 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. He added that she expressed appreciation to the commission for the recovery.

According to him, 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 including obtaining money by false pretence.

“The convicted cheated the victim in a love scam while pretending to be a famous actor, Frederick Leonard”.


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