Vanguard on April 24, 2012 released the following:
“Lagos- The Federal Government is seeking extradition of a suspected fraudster, Olaniyi Jones, to the U.S. in connection with an Internet fraud, estimated at $3.2 million.
Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice on Monday, filed an application for the order of the Federal High Court to extradite Jones to the New Jersey District Court in the U.S, to face a 10-count charge of conspiracy and Internet fraud.
Jones and some other people in the U.S. were accused of specialising in using fake employees to collect money from companies through the Internet.
He was arrested at the premises of an Eco Bank branch in Akure by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The extradition was based on a request to the Federal Government by the U.S. Embassy in Abuja.
When the case was mentioned before Justice John Tsoho in Lagos, Jones’s counsel, Mr Akin Olatunji, made an oral application for his client to be granted bail.
He noted that Jones had earlier been arraigned before an Akure High Court on the same subject matter.
However, prosecution counsel, Mr Mohammed Hassan, urged the court to reject the application.
Hassan said that Jones would jump bail, if granted bail.
The court adjourned further hearing in the case till May 25. (NAN)”
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