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Nigeria Woman Convicted For Criminal Activities Extradited To US


Florence Onyegbu, a convicted fugitive from Nigeria, was extradited to the US on Thursday. She was sought there to answer to allegations that may have violated US law by offering and paying improper compensation in a healthcare situation.

In response to a request for aid in her capture from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission set up her extradition.

Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC’s spokesperson, revealed this in a statement posted on the organization’s website on Friday.

The statement reads:

“ Investigations by the EFCC revealed that she had changed her name from Florence Onyegbu to Janet Boi in an attempt to remain hidden.”

“ Onyegbu, however, ran out of luck when operatives of the EFCC swooped on her at her residence in the Ojodu area of Lagos on February 21, 2022.”

“ Upon her arrest, a national identity card with the name Janet Boi, as well as a Texas driver’s licence with the name Florence Onyegbu, were found on her.”

“ The EFCC handed over Onyegbu to the FBI following an extradition order granted by Justice Z.B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on December 2, 2022.”