“In total, from January 22 2014 to September 3 2014 Ogbeifun swindled the victim out of over R4.1m. At all times Ceed, assured the victim that he will pay her back. Scrutiny by Standard Bank reflected the account holder details of Topiciano wire light company with sole signatory belonging to Christiano Ogbeifun.”

Ogbeifun was slapped with a 15-year sentence, eight years of which were suspended for five years on condition that he is not found guilty of fraud during this period.

Hani said: “Ogbeifun has also been placed under investigation by the FBI as a person of interest in an ongoing wire fraud investigation where he is one of the alleged offenders.”

TimesLIVE

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