A United States court has dismissed the case against Olalekan Ponle, a Nigerian accused of multi-million dollar wire fraud.
Mr Ponle, prominently known as Woodberry, was arrested, close by Ramon Abbas (Hushpuppi) in the United Arab Emirate on June 10 for various fraud charges after a raid by operatives of the Dubai crime unit.
The duo were moved to the U.S. on July 2.
As per the complaint against Mr Ponle, an anonymous Chicago organization was fooled into sending wire transfer totaling $15.2 million. Organizations situated in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, New York and California likewise were victims of the fraud, investigators says.
PREMIUM TIMES announced how the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) grabbed Mr Ponle through details gotten from his WhatsApp, iPhone and Bitcoin exchanges. He was moved to the United States on July 2.
The 29-year-old was facing charges bordering on wire fraud conspiracy at a United States District Court in Illinois.
In fact, a report of the grand jury, a group of lawyers empowered to conduct legal proceedings and investigate potential criminal conduct, indicted him.
The jury summed up the allegations against him to an eight-count charge of wire fraud, which violates section 1343 of the United States Codes.
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.