$148k scam: EFCC extradites fraud suspect to US

The suspect is expected to face "criminal charges bordering on a romance scam, wire fraud and money laundering," the EFCC added.
$148k scam: EFCC extradites fraud suspect to US
Suspect - Adedunmola Gbadegesin

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission has announced the extradition of a Nigerian internet fraud suspect to the United States.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the EFCC said that the suspect, Adedunmola Gbadegesin, "is wanted in a case of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering."

If found guilty, Gbadegesin could be jailed for a minimum of 20 years, the anti-crime commission said.

"The offences contravene Title 18, US Code, Section 1349 and 1956 (h) and carries a maximum jail term of 20 years.

"His extradition was coordinated by the EFCC, following a request from the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, 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," the statement said.

It added that the court "granted a request to extradite the suspect to the United States to answer to criminal charges bordering on a romance scam, wire fraud and money laundering."

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