Court orders extradition of money laundering suspect, Fatumbi to US
The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, ordered the extradition of Mr Ayodeji Fatumbi, to the United States of America, to face money laundering and other fraud-related charges.
Delivering judgment in the extradition suit instituted against the suspect by the Federal Government, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba ordered that Fatumbi should be extradited not later than 90 days.
The judge made the order after dismissing the suspect’s objection to the extradition application filed against him on July 3, 2018, by the Federal Government, through the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN).
According to the AGF, Fatumbi is said to be also known as Paul Olawale.
He said Fatumbi was wanted in the United States of America to face nine counts in Criminal No: CR13-0324 before the United States District Court for the Central District of California, United States of America.
He was said to have been charged before the foreign court with “conspiracy to commit health care fraud from in or about September 2003, through in or about January 2013, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349”.
In counts 2 to 9, he was said to have committed the health care fraud on or about June 11, 2008; October 14 2008; May 8 2009; June 17, 2009; September 10, 2009; and January 19, 2010 “in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1347 and 2”.
In count 9, the Nigerian was accused of “conspiracy to commit money laundering from, in or about August 2006, through, in, or about March 2010, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1956.” Punch