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EFCC Extradites FBI Wanted Internet Fraud Suspect To US

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has coordinated the extradition of a wire fraud suspect, Fatade Idowu Olamilekan, on wanted list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to the United States for allegedly stealing over $3.5m worth of equipment in various cities across the US.

 

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Olamilekan was extradited on Thursday, July 14, 2022 following a notice from 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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EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said 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.

 

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The suspect was arrested on September 30, 2021 by the 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.

 

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On May 1, 2022, the Judge granted the request to extradite the suspect to the United States to answer to the criminal charges against him.

 

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Upon his arrival in the United States, the suspect is billed to appear before a United States District Court.

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