Four Nigerians, have been indicted in the United States of America fir conspiracy to commit wire fraud, theft of public money or property, and aggravated identity theft.
This was announced in Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 by the Acting United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann.
According to a report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, the Nigerians are: Olufemi Odedeyi (40, London, UK), Ibrahim Davies (40, London, UK), Adetunji Adejumo (43, Oklahoma City, OK), and Ibrahim Jinadu (34, Atlanta, GA).
Odedeyi, Davies, and Jinadu were said to have been arrested on September 9, 2021 and Adejumo was arrested on September 13, 2021.
Officers from the UK National Extradition Unit apprehended Odedeyi and Davies in London, United Kingdom, where they have been detained pending extradition to the United States.
Agents from Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) apprehended Jinadu and Adejumo in the United States.
If convicted, Odedeyi, Davies, Adejumo, and Jinadu each face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison for the wire fraud count, as well as additional penalties for the remaining counts.