Convicted Nigerian fugitive Florence Onyegbu extradited to US for wrongful payment
A convicted Nigerian fugitive, Florence Enwerim Onyegbu, was extradited to the United States of America on Thursday March 23, where she is wanted on criminal charges bordering on breaking US law involving the offering and payment of remuneration illegal in a health care case.
Onyegbu’s extradition was coordinated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following a request from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, asking for assistance in his arrest.
The EFCC said its investigations revealed that she had changed her name from Florence E. Onyegbu to Janet Boi in a bid to remain in hiding.
However, she was unlucky when EFCC officers attacked her at her residence in Ojodu area of Lagos on February 21, 2022.
The EFCC said that during her arrest, a national ID card bearing the name of Janet Boi as well as a Texas driver’s license bearing the name of Florence Enwerim Onyegbu were found on her.
The Commission on March 22, 2023 handed Onyegbu over to the FBI, following an extradition order granted by Justice ZB Abubakar of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on December 2, 2022.
Recall that Onyegbu was arrested on February 12, 2011 in the United States and then sentenced to 46 months’ imprisonment, following a guilty plea for violation of the American law limiting the offer and payment of illegal remuneration in terms of care. health.
She was ordered to report to start her sentence on April 4, 2011. However, she did not report on that date.
Therefore, she was further charged with failing to surrender to serve her sentence in violation of US law on March 4, 2013.