The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has extradited a wire fraud suspect, Adedunmola Gbadegesin, to the United States over offences of fraud and money laundering.
It said the offences committed by the suspect contravene Title 18, US Code, Section 1349 and 1956 (h) and carries a maximum jail term of 20 years.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said the commission coordinated the extradition following a request from the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.
He said the request was in pursuant to a February 11, 2022 Order by Justice D.E Osiagor of the Federal High Court, Lagos, in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/765/21 which granted a request to extradite the suspect to the United States to answer to criminal charges bordering on romance scam, wire fraud and money laundering.
“Gbadegesin who was arrested on September 2, 2021, is alleged to have defrauded an American lady living in Kentucky, United States, of over $148,000.
“Upon arriving in the United States, the suspect is billed to appear before a United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, where two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering have been filed against him,” Uwujaren stated.