The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, coordinated an extradition request from the Attorney General of the Federation for a Nigerian named Adedunmola Gbadegesin, wanted in the United States for a wire fraud of $148,000.
Driving the news
Adedunmola Gbadegesin alleged criminal charges include romance scam, wire fraud and money laundering.
- Report says he defrauded an American lady living in Kentucky, United States, of about $148,000.
What they are saying
The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren speaking on the extradition, said if found guilty, Adedunmola Gbadegesin could face a 20-year sentence.
- He added that “upon arriving in the U.S, the suspect is billed to appear before a United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, where two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering have been filed against him.”
Why it matters
The reports of Nigerians allegedly defrauding people all around the world continues to stain the good image of the country. Nigeria, according to techshielder, is currently ranking as the top African country with the most fraudsters, with a projected sum of over £12 million.