BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announced the arrest of a citizen of Nigeria on charges of false claim to United States citizenship and misuse of a passport.
On February 2, CBP officers encountered a male at the Peace Bridge border crossing in Buffalo, N.Y. The subject presented a valid United States passport and claimed that he was a United States citizen. CBP officers referred the subject and his vehicle for a secondary inspection.
During secondary inspection, the subject's fingerprints were taken and confirmed his true identity as Olabimpi Olejiya, a 31-year-old citizen of Nigeria. During an interview, Olejiya admitted his true identity and that he was acting as an imposter due to being wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Olejiya is wanted out of Arlington,Virginia, as a bail absconder for removing his ankle bracelet.
Olejiya was arrested by CBP officers and was arraigned in federal court on February 6 on charges of false claim to United States citizenship and misuse of a passport. Once proceedings are completed in Buffalo, Olejiya will be extradited to Arlington to face his bail-absconding charge.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.