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EFCC Extradite Nigerian Fugitive, Florence Enwerim Onyegbu To America




The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC), has facilitated the extradition of Florence Enwerim Onyegbu to the United States of America.

Fugitive, Florence Enwerim Onyegbu extradited to America.

Enwerim Onyegbu who is described as a convicted Nigerian fugitive is wanted in America.

She was extradited on Thursday, March 23, to the United States to answer to criminal charges bordering on the violation of U.S. law involving the offer and payment of illegal remuneration in a health care matter.

The EFCC said its investigations revealed that she had changed her name from Florence E. Onyegbu to Janet Boi in an attempt to remain hidden.

However, she 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.

The agency said that upon her arrest, a national identity card with the name Janet Boi, as well as a Texas driver’s license with the name Florence Enwerim Onyegbu were found on her.

The Commission, on March 22, 2023, 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.

The FBI had initially requested assistance from the EFCC to ensure her arrest.

Recall that Onyegbu was arrested on February 12, 2011, in the U.S. and subsequently sentenced to 46 months imprisonment, following a guilty plea over the violation of the U.S. law bordering on the offer and payment of illegal remuneration in a health care matter.

She was ordered to report to begin her sentence on April 4, 2011. However, she failed to surrender on that date.

Consequently, she was further charged with failure to surrender for service of sentence in violation of U.S. Law on March 4, 2013.

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