February 27, 2024

Due to multimillion dollar cybercrime/ Internet Fraud that caused more than $5 million in losses, three Nigerians have been extradited from the United Kingdom to the United States.
Oludayo John Adeagbo, 43; Donald Ikenna Echeazu, 40; and Olabanji Egbinola, 42 were the defendants.
The universities in North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia were among the unknowing victims of the alleged scams carried out by the defendants and their co-conspirators.

Adaegbo and Echeazu have been charged with wire Internet Fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, and aggravated identity theft, the US Ministry of Justice announced on Wednesday.

Through a corporate email compromise plot, the pair stole more than $1.9 million from North Carolina University.
After Echeazu’s initial court appearance in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday, the indictment, which had been delivered by a federal grand jury on April 17, 2019, was unsealed.
Adaegbo, who lived in the UK, was also accused of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in the Southern District of Texas.

Prior to his extradition to the US, a federal grand jury produced an indictment on March 30, 2022, which was unsealed on August 3, 2022.

Wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit money laundering were the charges brought against Egbinola.

Egbinola was accused of conspiring with others to defraud a university with a location in Virginia from September 26, 2018, to December 26, 2018, according to a criminal complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
At the request of the United States, UK police detained all three accused on April 23, 2020, and on September 3, 2021, extradition was mandated.

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