A cyber crime suspect, Fatade Idowu Olamilekan has been extradited to the United States of America.
He has been on wanted list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for allegedly stealing over Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars ($3.5M) worth of equipment in various cities across the US.
His extradition was coordinated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following a notice from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, New York, through the US Legal Attache for his role in impersonating various cities, states and academic institutions across the United States.
According to the EFCC source, 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.
He 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 to the criminal charges against him.
Upon his arrival in the United States, the suspect is billed to appear before a United States District Court.