The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has initiated an extradition proceedings at the Federal High Court, Abuja against three young Nigerians.
EFCC Head of Media, Wilson Uwujaren confirmed the lawsuit in a statement on Monday.
The defendants, Samuel Ogoshi, 22, his brother Samson Ogoshi, 20, and Ezekiel Ejehem Robert, 19, face a four-count indictment.
They were indicted in a United States Federal Court on December 1, 2022 on charges of exploitation of minors and production of child pornography resulting in death.
The trio are also accused of conspiracy to distribute child pornography and conspiracy to commit stalking through the internet.
Prosecutors say they sexually extorted numerous young men and teenage boys in the Western District of Michigan and across America.
The gang hacked some social media accounts, posing to be young attractive women to entice unsuspecting victims to send explicit photos.
Samuel is charged with causing the death of Jordan DeMay, 17, of Marquette in Michigan on March 25, 2022 who shot himself. It carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, minimum of 30 years.
The other charges carry minimum sentences of 15, 5 and 5 years respectively in a case expected to commence once the Nigerians get to U.S. soil.
“While the Ogoshis were arrested sometime in February, 2023 around the Ojo axis of Lagos, Ezekiel was picked up in Nasarawa by operatives of the EFCC,” Uwujaren disclosed.