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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) has extradited a fraud suspect, identified as Fatade Idowu Olamilekan, to the United States for allegedly stealing over Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars ($3.5M) worth of equipment in various cities across the US.

Fatade 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.

The suspect, who has been on the wanted list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI), was extradited on Thursday, July 14, 2022, after the Anti-graft agency received a notice from the FBI through the US Legal Attache for his role in impersonating various cities, State and academic institutions across the United States.

“The suspect was arrested on September 30, 2021, by 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. On May 1, 2022, the Judge granted the request to extradite the suspect to the United States to answer the criminal charges against him. Upon his arrival in the United States, the suspect is billed to appear before a United States District Court,” a statement by EFCC read in part.

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