Surrender Yourself Or We Extradite You, FG Asks Nigerians Indicted By FBI
The Federal Government has asked Nigerians indicted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI to surrender themselves or risk extradition.
This was disclosed by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).
The FBI had listed at least 77 Nigerians in what it described as one of the largest fraud cases in US history.
In a statement issued on Friday, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the commission, said while those fingered are still innocent until proven guilty, they should voluntarily turn themselves into the US authorities to clear their names.
“We acknowledge the fact that accusation does not mean guilt, and we hope that all the accused will be given a fair and speedy trial,” it said.
“We also ask those accused in Nigeria to voluntarily turn themselves into American authorities to clear their names without which the Nigerian government should extradite them if relevant international treaties between the two governments are invoked.
“While such actions ultimately have a negative effect on the image of the country, the commission, however, reiterates as it has always done, that the actions of a few Nigerians involved in criminal activities are not and can never be what the majority of Nigerians represent.”