EFCC Hands Over Indicted Nigerian Fraudster To United States

By Saharareporters, New York

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has handed over a Nigerian fugitive, Emmanuel Ekhator, to a court in the United States, the anti-corruption agency, has said.

Making the disclosure, EFCC chairman Farida Waziri, said Ekhator was the third Nigerian fugitive to be handed over to the US authorities by the Commission.  One George Ubeozor, in 2008, and Sunday Adebisi Adegbesan in 2009, were extradited and handed over both to the authorities in New York.

Two other persons, Mrs. Waziri said, are presently awaiting extradition to the U.S. 

Ehkator was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on November 3, 2010 over a $32 million Internet scam.  He was arrested by EFCC operatives in Benin City, Edo State in August 2010 following top level exchange of information between U.S. law enforcement agents and the EFCC over the activities of a trans-border ring of internet scammers Ekhator headed.



The extradition process, which was filed through the office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, was eventually approved by a Federal High Court in Lagos on July 26, 2011. 

The suspect was flown to the U.S. last Wednesday and handed over to a District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on Thursday by an officer of the EFCC.

Ekhator’s indictment and extradition is significant because it is one of the rare cases of successful international action concerning Internet scams, which have given Nigeria a bad name. 

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Re: Na Yahoo boys go start Revolution

Ol' boy e be say na your mentor them nab so.You come dey shout revolution.Taa Purushi.

EFCC AND CBN

Prosecute those who steal abroad to create or generate economic activity in Nigeria. Honor those whose steal from Nigeria to develop the asian , europe and america economies.

What our politician conive with Indians, Chinese, Europeans and americans to steal from this country, Will take africa away from poverty.

Indicted Nigerian Fraudster Handed over to US Authorities

Good job EFCC.Now, how about handing those in Nigeria who stole us blind to the Authorities at Kirikiri,Gusua,and other maximium security prisons in the country.
You can do it Madam Waziri.

Divided Mentality

What I expected to read from this forum is for the majority of the contributors to demand the extradition of high level American con men like Dick Cheney & co who have played any part in defrauding Nigeria. If anybody thinks that Nigerians are more dubious than Americans, please go and see AMERICAN GREED on CNBC or copy and paste this link http://tv.blinkx.com/show/american-greed/fcT_7UMxIFoDglPd#s4e12 on your browser.
You would be blown away with the sophisticated level of fraud in the United States.
Until Igbo, Yoruba, or Hausa Country is created, we would remain Nigerians and I believe that we all have interest in that Country no-matter where you currently reside. Please stop this ethnic chauvinism and demand for fairness from EFCC or US dept of Justice.

thanks Ideal Nigerian. I

thanks Ideal Nigerian. I wonder what type of legacy this thief will be leaving for his kids. How does he expect his kids to behave with this type of fraudulent act. Shame on you, Emmanuel, mister 419, you should be locked up and the keys thrown away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Na Yahoo boys go Start De Revolution

The Revolution Nigeria they Find Since. Na Yahoo Boys go Start am.

Wen dat time cum..Efcc offices nation wide will be burnt down as they dont know their real objective.

Niggers that are helping to build the Economy of this Country its been Chastise by the Authrority. The Yahoo boys brings money to help boost Nigeria Economy.

The Politicians Takes the money Abroad to be kept in secret accounts. Who its the most important to a Country? Politicians or Yahoo boys.

Sahara reporters una like nor publish this comment?

From a Die Hard Yahoo Boy in Naija.

God bless Yahoo the highest Employer of Labour in Nigeria.

Na Yahoo boys go Start De Revolution

The Revolution Nigeria they Find Since. Na Yahoo Boys go Start am.

Wen dat time cum..Efcc offices nation wide will be burnt down as they dont know their real objective.

Niggers that are helping to build the Economy of this Country its been Chastise by the Authrority. The Yahoo boys brings money to help boost Nigeria Economy.

The Politicians Takes the money Abroad to be kept in secret accounts. Who its the most important to a Country? Politicians or Yahoo boys.

Sahara reporters una like nor publish this comment?

From a Die Hard Yahoo Boy in Naija.

God bless Yahoo the highest Employer of Labour in Nigeria.

WHAT ABOUT THE CORRUPT POLITICIANS

BECAUSE PROBABLY MASTER EKHATOR HAS NO GODFATHER TO BACK HIM UP WITHIN THE PDP PARTY OR BECAUSE THE GUY COME'S FROM A LOW PROFILE BARGROUND THAT IS WHY THE ATTORNY GENERAL AND THE EFCC IS NOW TRYING TO USE MASTER EKHATOR AS A SCAP GOAT TO COVER THEIR FAILURE AS AN INSTITION .

IS NOT THAT I AM AGAINST THE ARREST OF MASTER EKHATOR PER SAY BUT MY QUESTION IS WHAT IF MR EKAHTOR IS A PDP MEMBER OR MAYBE HIS FATHER IS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEE OF THE PDP OR MAYBE HE VERY CLOSE TO GOODLUCK JONATHAN OR OBASANJO COULD MR EKHATOR ARREST BE POSSIBLE ? I DONT THINK SO .

NOW IF THE ANTTORNEY GENERAL AND THE EFCC WANT TO PROVE TO HOLE WORLD THAT THEY ARE SERIOUSE LET THEM START WITH THE POLITICIANS FIRST. IT IS THE ACTOINS CORRUPT GORVERNMENT OFFICIAL THAT IS BREEDING PEOPLE LIKE MASTER EKAHTOR EVEN IF PEOPLE LIKE EKAHTOR ARE GIVING NIGERIA A BAD IMMAGE WHAT ABOUT THE POLITICIAN THAT ARE DESTROYING NIGERIA FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS ?

stealing

What Wasiri is telling Nigerians is to checkmate them to steal at home is safer and better than to steal in a foreing land.

efcc should flush out appeal court judge

How many Northerners have they extradicted back to Saudi/Dubai to face charges?none always the Southerners .
Meanwhile the Northerners form a big buck of frauds from the past Governors to present shame on EFCC my foot ethnic jelousy and hatred why so swift ?Because is America he?what about our stolen money in those countries ?The develope nations are still trading with them right?
Justice of appeal court the ignoble Justice Abudulahi is known for his cash and carry justice by annuling an election and installing the payer as Governor appoint by him nothing has been done but anything foreing interest her the more to make news.nonesense.

I like your ideology.You are

I like your ideology.You are a real African to the core!

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FUCK 9IJAS

God will punish all efcc officer.. How many times America don handover there people to another country..All this is eyes service... Fuck Efcc... Am a Yoruba and live in USA.. okay

Its very difficult to please

Its very difficult to please Nigerian.
Ribadu was there,they condemed him,Now Waziri is being condemed too.
Who is not a thief in Nigeria?
PLEASE KINDLY GIVE WAZIRI A BREATHING SPACE TO DO HER JOB.
gOD BLESS

FARIDA WAZIRI IS A FAKE AIG

Farida Waziri and the End Game of Dishonesty
Nothing about the chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Farida Waziri, the hitherto impersonator of the rank of Assistant
Inspector-General of Police (AIG) as her retirement status when in fact, she as CP.Inspector General of Police, Mr. Hafiz Ringim, in a letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN) dated July 21, we believe, has ended the days of dishonesty in the high office of the EFCC.Suffice it to note that the IG’s letter was in response to the one that emanated from the office of the Attorney-General on July 20, asking for the true status of Waziri’s from the
force on February 2, 2000 and as commissioner of police.
That
Waziri lied to the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

rebel fool

then it is the court that handed over the person...NOT the efcc ...fool

@wunderbar

Ur comment is by far 1of the most intelligently made thus far,we all know that when Nokia and blackberry made internet connection cheap and pple were happy,we could expect good things to fall in the hands of the wrong people...tha dude who made that statement about igbos is obviously an illeterate his deductions lack logic and correlation and should just have been ignored!
As for farida she can keep chasing big fishes in small ponds...what a shame of a woman,what a shame of a country...
We are not trying2celberate scams but I say t again.."What r his options?"

@Wunderbar

Ur comment is by far 1of the most intelligently made thus far,we all know that when Nokia and blackberry made internet connection cheap and pple were happy,we could expect good things to fall in the hands of bad people...tha dude who made that statement about igbos is obviously an illeterate his deductions like logic and correlation and should just have been ignored!
As for farida she can keep chasing big fishes in small ponds...what a shame of a woman,what a shame of a country...
We are not trying2celberate scams but I say t again.."What r his options?"

Good Ridance

This is good news for nigeria.And this is one of the first time i am seeing a postive news on sahara reporters both about this govt and the efcc.lets try to apprreciate what we have more than we do and our criticisms should be more constructive than condeming.

Fraud

Ur reply'll be highly appreciated.

Fraud

Dis'll serve as a deterrent 2 oda would-be fraudsters who want 2 make quick money thru swindling.

Pls EFCC handover this man to USA government authority as well.

Agboso the depty governor of imo-state is wanted in America..EFCC why not hand over the same way?

why then did they want to save James Ibori so badly?

this whole process makes me to wonder why the EFCC wanted to bring James Ibori back to Nigeria so badly. is it so he could be set free or what? I'm quite sure if this young man had played "ball" he would not have been extradited to the U.S.....just thinking out loud!

SCAMMER

They should please leave the poor man alone,
what of OBJ, ANNENIH, ATIKU, BABANGIDA,what are The so called Efcc doing about this guys? just because he is not a member of PDP?

LEAVE SENTIMENTS OUT OF IT

@MAS your submissions are not correct, infact SCAM originated in west and it still reside there till present. I don't wont to call names but i think your write up shows that you are a fool period.

He must have Igbo blood in him

I guess Tafa Balogun, Erastus Akingbola, Olusegun Obasanjo and Di-meji Bank-ole all hail from Umuofia, Awka, Ihiala and Aba respectively!

Aremuuuu

Ur ignorance is overwhelming

African Mentality..

How many American fugitives has the US handed over to Nigeria????

Upon how d Americans are defrauding us day in day out. Abeg na eye service be dis..

IT TAKES A THIEF TO CATCH A THEIF!!!!

NIGERAINS MAKE ME LAUGH, LOOK AT WAZIRI WHO IS THEIF TELLING US THAT SHE HAS CAUGHT A THEIF AND HANDED HIM OVER TO AMERICA, WHAT ABOUT THESE GOVERNORS WHO HAVE STOLEN THE PEOPLE COMMONWEALTH, WHAT ABOUT "LUCKY IGBENEDION" AND CO? ALL THE MINSTERS AND FORMER PRESIDENTS OF NIGERIA, WHO'S HAND IS CLEAN IN NIGERIA? EFFC IS A JOKE AND THEY KNOW IT, THEY ARE ONLY PLAYING TO THE GALERY, I FEEL SORRY FOR EMMA, THE MISTAKE HE MADE WAS TO STEP ON THE WRONG TOES THAT IS ALL!!!!

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