Nigerian National arrested in Keweenaw County

KEWEENAW COUNTY–An arrest has been made by the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office as the result of a criminal investigation into an identity fraud and stolen property processing operation.

Nigerian national, Abramson Abdullah Adekola, 22, was taken into custody without incident by deputies on August 24th 2017 and charged with Receiving and Concealing Stolen property over $1000.00 but less than $20,000.00. This charge is a five year felony. Several items of stolen property including electronics have been recovered by the Sheriff’s Office.

It is alleged that Adekola was part of a criminal enterprise involving the theft of personal information from individuals which was then used to make fraudulent purchases on-line. The stolen property was being sent to Adekola’s place of employment in Keweenaw County where he would process the items. Adekola is in the United States on a work visa. He is currently being held on a $50,000.00 cash bond

It is believed that other persons involved are located in one or more foreign countries and at least one other state. The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office is in contact with various federal agencies in this matter.