- Nigerian prosecutors have extradited two siblings over sexual extortion on behalf of the United States
- Two brothers, Samuel Ogoshi and Samson Ogoshi, were indicted for sexual extortion by a Lagos court in May 2023
- The Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, Mark Totten, announced the extradition of the two brothers to the US
Michigan, United States - Two Nigerian siblings, Samuel Ogoshi, 22, and Samson Ogoshi, 20, have been extradited to the United States of America to face prosecution for sex*ally extorting numerous young men and teenage boys in the Western District of Michigan and across the USA.
According to US Attorney’s office, Mark Totten, the Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, disclosed this on Sunday, August 13.
The two Nigerians were indicted by a Lagos court in May 2023.
Samuel was also charged with causing the death of 17-year-old Jordan DeMay, of Marquette, Michigan.
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DeMay was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in March 2022.
“Sextortion is a horrible crime. To those who commit these crimes: we will pursue you around the world. And to those who are victims: please know we stand ready to help you.”
“I am extremely pleased with how swiftly extradition efforts moved forward and am grateful to the FBI and our Nigerian law enforcement partners for their unyielding work to secure justice in this international sexual exploitation investigation.”
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The Ogoshi brothers were arrested in January 2023 at the request of the United States.
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According to the statement, Nigerian authorities also managed the extradition proceeding of the brothers to the US.
Honourable Justice B.F.M. Nyako, on July 20, ordered both Ogoshis to be extracted to face their indictment charges.
The Solicitor-General of the Nigerian Federation, B.E. Jedy Agba, on August 3 signed the final surrender order authorising the USA to take the Ogoshis to West Michigan.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) finalised the process to extradite a Nigerian known as Adedunmola Gbadegesin to the United States of America for allegedly defrauding an American lady of $148,000.
According to a statement issued by the EFCC via its official social media page, the United States had filed a request to extradite Gbadegesin, who is wanted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering.