A United States court has dismissed the case against alleged Nigerian cyber-fraudster, Olalekan Ponle better known as Woodberry.
Woodberry was arrested alongside Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi in the United UAE on June 10 for multiple fraud charges after a raid by operatives of the Dubai crime unit.
According to the complaint against Mr Ponle, an unnamed Chicago company was tricked into sending wire transfers totalling $15.2 million.
Companies based in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, New York and California also were victims of the fraud, prosecutors say.
The 29-year-old who was nabbed by the Federal Bureau of Investigations FBI, in Dubai was extradited on July 2 to face charges bordering on wire fraud conspiracy at a United States District Court in Illinois.
The United States government on Monday filed a motion through its attorney, John R. Lausch, requesting that the case against Mr Ponle should be dismissed without prejudice.
“Counsel for the government has spoken with counsel for the defendant and defendant’s counsel has no objection to this motion. Respectfully submitted,” Mr Lausch stated.
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