A Nigerian is on the verge of being jailed in the United States over crimes committed by a supposed local government chairman back home.
Yusuf Owolabi Abdul, a Nigerian resident in Canada, extradited from Germany to the United States, will be presented on Monday in New York before Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang over crimes committed by Somolu LGA boss in Lagos State.
Carved out from the former Mushin District Council as a direct result of the traditional rulers and upper class in 1976, Somolu is among 20 LGAs in Nigeria’s commercial capital.
And fresh facts have emerged how Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu engaged in criminal activities before and after his emergence as chairman in 2017.
Salawu Dullar who spent over a decade in the U.S and Canada is said to be the head of a notorious cartel defrauding Americans and other nationals.
“I travelled abroad and in 2008, I returned to Nigeria and that’s when the journey into politics began,” the chairman was quoted to have said in an interview.
While Salawu’s quick riches remains a mystery to many, the confession by one of his biggest allies may have unravelled the long kept secret.
Owolabi Abdul, also known as “Saheed Sador” faces a fraud charge that may put him behind bars for up to 30 years. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He was extradited on Friday to New York, said Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York for carrying the orders of his boss in Nigeria.
According to our sources, Salawu’s trust in his partnership with the suspect made him get a passport for him in his name to Germany.
Dullar as he is fondly called used to live in the European nation where he had a daughter with a German woman but left after committing a felony.
Information revealed that his name may have been mentioned by his friend but he’s seeking re-election to use government office to dodge prosecution.
It is on record that he was barred from entering the USA after his conviction for credit card fraud.
Meanwhile, another investigation has shown links between Salawu and the immediate past Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial, Ahmed Ogembe.
The ex-Lawmaker is believed to be Salawu’s elder brother and the Somolu LGA boss is reportedly using his certificate for politics.
While the former Senator bears Ahmed Salau Ogembe, the Lagos LGA chairman uses a modification Ahmed’Salawu’.
To avoid any complication, the latter is said to have removed their surname ‘Ogembe’ from his name, replaced by his nickname ‘Dullar’, while all his siblings uses Ogembe.