Liu, from Milnerton in Cape Town, testified at the trial of alleged online scamster Nigrian Muyiwa Obafeny, 35, in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.Obafeni has pleaded not guilty, before Magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg, to nine counts of fraud, and one of conspiracy to commit fraud.We always talk about older men dating younger girls and realised that we sometimes forget to look at older women dating younger men or boys.
The victim then received a call from a woman claiming to be a Cape Town customs official, and said the painting had not been properly declared, and that Caine needed money urgently to pay customs duty, in order to get the painting to Sydney.
The four men were arrested in May last year in a room at the Lagoon Beach Hotel in the Cape Town suburb of Milnerton.
The charge sheet lists 21 alleged victims, all of whom were duped in online dating chats.
Liu added: “She said she had a house at the Strand, near Somerset West, but lived with her sick mother in Durban.“She asked where I lived, and I said in Cape Town.“She said she wanted to come to Cape Town for a job interview, and to fix her father’s Trust Fund.“She asked if I had a car, and I said yes.“Then she asked me for financial help - she needed R860 for an air ticket to Cape Town, but I only had R600.“She said she wanted to meet me, and I invited her to meet me for coffee in Cape Town.”He said he made the point that he wanted his R600 back when they met in Cape Town.
Asked by prosecutor Juan Agulhas what she wanted to do with the Trust Fund, Liu replied: “I have no idea.”Joy asked him to meet her at the airport in Cape Town, and to take her to the Strand for her interview and to “fix” her father’s Trust Fund Liu told the court: “I was to fetch her at that Monday, at the airport, but she didn’t pitch.“I was very, very angry, and sent her an e-mail.“That Tuesday, she sent me photographs of herself by gmail, and told me a whole story about missing her flight because she had to get her sick mother to hospital for an emergency.“I felt sorry for her, and sent her an e-mail saying how sorry I was about her sick mother.“She sent me another photograph of herself, this time weeping about her sick mother, to convince me.”‘Winning the lottery’The photograph, of a young weeping woman, with long blonde hair, was handed to the court.