EFCC extradites fraud suspect on FBI wanted list to U.S
By Paul Michael
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has extradited to the United States of America an internet fraud suspect, Fatade Idowu Olamilekan, who is on the wanted list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly stealing $3.5 million worth of equipment in different cities in the US.
Spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement while saying that the Commission extradited the suspect following a notice from the FBI in New York through the US Legal Attache for his role in impersonating various cities, states, and academic institutions across the US.
“A wire fraud suspect, Fatade Idowu Olamilekan on the wanted list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, was on Thursday, July 14, 2022, extradited to the United States for allegedly stealing over Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars ($3.5M) worth of equipment in various cities across the US. The Trumpet Gathered
“His extradition was coordinated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following a notice from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI New York, through the US Legal Attache for his role in impersonating various cities, state, and academic institutions across the United States.
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“Olamilekan was indicted by a grand jury in the Southern District of New York for offences of wire fraud, interstate transportation of stolen property and identity theft,” he stated.
According to him, the suspect was arrested on September 30, 2021, by operatives of the EFCC and his extradition trial commenced sometime in November 2021 before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.
“On May 1, 2022, the Judge granted the request to extradite the suspect to the United States to answer the criminal charges against him,” Uwujaren added.
Olamilekan shall be appearing before a United States District Court to answer charges against him upon his arrival in the US.
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