A man identified as Olufemi Adesanya who claimed to be an oil marketer has been jailed for a N37.6 million fraud.
Adesanya was standing trial alongside one Awojobi Ganiu who pleaded guilty to two counts of stealing and obtaining money by false pretences before he was sentenced to a two year jail term.
The convicted felons who were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was accused of defrauding an American based Nigerian business woman, Oluwatoyin Akinwole of the said amount.
In the process of commiting the fraud, the convicts leaked nude photos of her online and created a fake story that she committed suicide by jumping off the third mainland bridge.
Speaking about her ordeal at the hands of the convicts, Akinwole revealed that she was duped out of N76 million by the duo under the guise of helping her with special prayers and investing in a fictitious crude oil business without knowing it was fraud.
She said further that both men leaked her nudes on social media and claimed she was dead in 2017 so that she wouldn’t be able to get justice.
She was however tipped off by someone close to the accused that her money was used to buy houses and cars instead of being invested in crude oil business as claimed by the convicted persons.
Adesanya who told the victim he was an oil marketer was arraigned on four counts of stealing and obtaining money by false pretence.
He was convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison on count one, another 14 years on count two and seven years in prison for count four. The sentences are expected to run concurrently.