Alleged $148,000 Scam: Nigerian Fraud Suspect Extradited To U.S.

A wire fraud suspect, Adedunmola Gbadegesin has been extradited to the United States where he is wanted in a case of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering.

The extradition of the suspect which took place Monday, April 26, 2022, was disclosed today by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren.

TheFact Nigeria reports that Gbadegesin’s extradition was coordinated by the EFCC, after a request had been made from the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation, pursuant to a February 11, 2022 Order by Justice D.E Osiagor of the Federal High Court, Lagos, in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/765/21, which granted a request to extradite the suspect to the United States to answer to criminal charges bordering on romance scam, wire fraud and money laundering.

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Gbadegesin was alleged to have defrauded an America lady living in Kentucky, United States, of over $148,000, and was arrested on September 2, 2021.

Upon arriving in the United States, the suspect was 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.

His offences contravene Title 18, US Code, Section 1349 and 1956 (h) and carries a maximum jail term of 20 years.

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