Suspected Nigerian fraudsters, Ramon Igbalode Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi and Olalekan Jacon Ponle popularly known as Mr Woodberry have been extradited to the United States.
They were arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates over high-level fraud, money-laundering and cyber-crimes.
The official page of Dubai Police confirmed their extradition on its official page.
FBI’s Director, Christopher Wray, thanked the Dubai Police for working towards extradition of the suspected cyber criminals.
Hushpuppi is accused of being part of a gang that hacked corporate emails and directed huge payments to accounts they controlled.
Police said the raid resulted in the seizure of incriminating documents pertaining to a well-planned international fraud worth Dh1.6 billion – N169 billion.
The police said 13 luxury cars, valued at an estimated Dh25m ($6.8m), 21 computers and 47 smartphones were confiscated.
The gang had 119,580 “fraud files” as well as addresses of more than 1.92 million victims. Police said email addresses for 800,000 potential victims were discovered.
Hushpuppi’s arrest was first rumoured on Nigerian social media about two weeks ago