Nigerian extradited over $31m scam
Lagos - Nigeria's anti-graft agency says a Nigerian has been extradited to the U.S. where he faces scam allegations worth more than $31m.
Economic and Ffancial crimes commission spokesperson Femi Babafemi said Friday that Emmanuel Ekhator was handed over to a US court in New York City on Thursday.
Charging documents from the US District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania show that Ekhator and others are accused of mail and wire scams using bank accounts in South Korea, Singapore and Japan.
The documents say the scams targeted law firms in the US and in Canada.
Court records show Ekhator has yet to be assigned a lawyer.
He remained in custody on Friday.