‘Fredrick Leonard’ bags one-year imprisonment over N104m love sc@m

A Federal High Court sitting in Kuje, Abuja has sentenced one Aiosa Kelvin Orhue aka Fredrick Leonard to one-year imprisonment for defr@uding one Cheryldene Cook of over N104million.

The convict was arraigned by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a three count charge bordering on love sc@m.

One of the counts reads, “that you, Aiosa Kelvin Orhue (aka Fredrick Leonard) sometime in 2021, at Abuja within the jurisdiction of the Honourable Court, by false pretence and with intent to defr@ud obtained the sum of N104,000,000 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 puni§hable under Sections 1 (1)(a) and 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fr@ud and Other Fr@ud Related Offences Act, 2006 respectively”.

Another count reads, “Orhue(aka Fredrick Leonard), still claiming to be in love with Cherydene Cook and using Instagram defr@uded her of the sum of $26,020 only, an offence contrary to and puni§hable under Sections 321 and 322 of the Penal Code Act, Laws of the Federation (Abuja) 1990 respectively.”

Orhue pleaded guilty to the charges and Justice C.E. Nwecheonwu sentenced him to one-year imprisonment with an option of a fine of N1million.

He will also forfeit a three-bedroom semi-detached duplex located in Edo state, a Lexus E350 saloon car, the sum of N19million domiciled in Zenith Bank, all furniture in the above-mentioned house, the sum of $1,858.67 domiciled in Access Bank, the sum of $1,000 domiciled in Access Bank, iPhone 13 Pro Max and Samsung A31.


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