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Court orders extradition of Nigerian man to US to face fraud charges

Court orders extradition of Nigerian man to US to face fraud charges

- One Ayodejo Fatumbi is to be extradited to the USA to face fraud charges, on the orders of the Abuja Federal High Court

- The extradition application was filed by federal government, through the attorney-general of the federation

- Fatumbi is wanted in the USA for money laundering, fraud and other crimes

The Abuja Federal High Court has ordered the extradition of one Ayodeji Fatumbi, to the United States of America, to face money laundering and other fraud-related charges.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, delivering judgment in the extradition suit instituted against the suspect by the federal government on Monday, October 8, ordered that he should be extradited to the US, not later than 90 days, Punch reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the extradition application was filed by federal government, through the attorney-general of the federation and minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

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The judgment was delivered following a dismissal of the suspect’s objection to the extradition application.

The AGF stated that the suspect is said to be known as Paul Olawale. Malami added that Fatumbi was wanted in the USA to face nine counts in Criminal No: CR13-0324 before the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

The suspect has been charged with “conspiracy to commit health care fraud from in or about September 2003, through in or about January 2013, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349.”

In count 9, the Nigerian was accused of “conspiracy to commit money laundering from, in or about August 2006, through, in, or about March 2010, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1956.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a 27-year-old Nigerian man, Fawaz Olarewaju Animasau, was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment in the United States for aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

Animasaun and two other persons were named in a federal indictment for charges of aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, as well as aiding and abetting.

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Source: Legit.ng

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