The Nigerian Celebrity Who Shocked His Followers after Being Charged for Cyber Crimes in Dubai | World

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26/06/0202, (RB)- Raymond Igbalodely famously known as Hushpuppi has over two million followers on Instagram where he is famed for displaying wealth and a life of luxury.

Hushpuppi is a Nigerian celebrity based in U.A.E and accused of defrauding over one million people over cyber. His case was termed as the biggest cyber crime ever in the 21st Century. His networth amounted to US Dollar 400 million.

Husppupi was arrested on June 10 in Dubai, U.A.E during intelligence crackdown on his exact local. The forces behind his arrest were the FBI, the Interpol and Dubai Security agents.

According to UAE’s online newspaper, The National, the wealthy celeb was arrested on multiple fraud charges along with 12 other accomplices.

The paper also revealed his real name as Raymond Abbas and his real age as 38 years.

“The prosecutors have charged him for “obtaining money from others through fraudulent means,” the paper said.

“They would send out letters from email addresses almost identical to those of legitimate companies targeting customers of these companies with the purpose of diverting payments to themselves,” said a senior prosecutor quoted by the paper.

“Initial information includes that he was part of this gang which fraudulently obtained cash and cars from people.

“His statement was taken by prosecution but this is just the beginning of prosecution investigations.”

The paper also reported that Hushpuppi is wanted for fraud crimes in Europe, the United States and Nigeria.

He could face up to 10 years or more if found guilty.

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