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BREAKING: Nigeria Woman Wanted In U.S, Nabbed In Lagos

A Nigerian female fugitive, Florence Enwerim Onyegbu, was convicted and sentenced to three years and 10 months imprisonment over violation of the US law bordering on the offer and payment of illegal remuneration in a health care matter, has been extradited to the US by the Nigerian government.

Florence was arrested on February 12, 2011, in the US and subsequently sentenced to three years and 10 months (46) months imprisonment following a guilty plea over the violation of the US law bordering on the offer and payment of illegal remuneration in a health care matter.

However, Florence was ordered to report for service of her sentence on April 4, 2011, but she failed to surrender on the given date, hence, she was further charged with failure to surrender for service of sentence in violation of US law on March 4, 2013.

Onyegbu’s extradition was coordinated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), following a request by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), seeking assistance for her arrest.

The EFCC in a statement confirming her extradition said that its investigations revealed that she had changed her name from Florence E. Onyegbu to Janet Boi in an attempt to remain hidden but operatives of the anti-graft commission on February 21, 2022, swooped on her at her residence in the Ojodu area of Lagos State where she was hiding.

According to the EFCC, upon the arrest of Florence, her Texas drivers license with her old name and her new National Identity bearing her new name Janet Boi was 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 agency said.

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