The fraud case against Olalekan Ponle, popularly known as Mr Woodberry has been dismissed by the US Court.
Woodberry and Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi who were accused of multi-million dollar wire fraud, arrested on June 10 by Dubai police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI for multiple fraud charges.
Woodberry was accused of scamming a Chicago-based company into transferring about $15.3million to him.
He was arraigned on charges bordering on wire fraud conspiracy at a US District Court in Illinois.
However, the Attorney to the US government, John Lausch had on Monday filed a motion seeking the dismissal of the case against Ponle 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 said.
Consequently, the court granted the dismissal of the case against Ponle.
“Without objection, the complaint against defendant Ponle is dismissed without prejudice. Motion presentment hearing set for 7/23/2020 is stricken,” Judge Robert W. Gettleman ruled.
Hushpuppi and Woodberry were extradited to the U.S. on July 2.