Fatade Idowu Olamilekan, a Nigerian, has been extradited to the US for wire fraud.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was searching for him because they believed he had stolen equipment worth more than $3.5 million.
The citizen is charged with impersonating numerous American cities and academic institutions.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was in charge of organising Olamilekan’s extradition (EFCC)
It came after receiving a notification from the FBI office in New York via the American Legal Attache.
Olamilekan was indicted by a grand jury in the Southern District of New York for “wire fraud, interstate transportation of stolen property and identity theft”.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren recalled that he was arrested by operatives on September 30, 2021.
The agency commenced his extradition trial in November 2021 before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court 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”, Uwujaren said.