Hushpuppi, whose real name is Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, is known for his flamboyant lifestyle on photo blogging site Instagram. The Nigerian millionaire has allegedly been arrested by agents of the FBI in Dubai following a recent scam.
Sources close to the Instagram star indicates that Hushpuppi was arrested alongside his close friends and neighbours as well as accomplices. The tall list of five others alleged to be internet fraudsters including their ring leader Hushpuppi are listed as Mr Woodberry, Efe Martins, Tony Roma, Pac, and Sean the Escaper who doubles as Hushpuppi’s Personal Assistant.
The six Nigerian young self-acclaimed real estate managers were nabbed from their Palazzo Versace Apartment in Dubai, Wednesday morning.
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Their arrest was in connection with a wire fraud involving a Business Email Compromise (BEC) phishing of $35 million. They were allegedly part of a Nigerian scam rig who stole money meant for Covid-19 test kits and ventilators. They were reg flagged under Interpol’s Scattered Canary scam investigations and that’s what led to their 2 am arrest in Dubai.
It is noted that Hushpuppi’s phone has been switched off since the time the arrest but in a latest twist to the story, a social media user on Twitter has made a very insightful revelation giving another perspective the groups arrest.
According to the social media eye witness, Instagram socialite Hushpuppi was spotted in Dubai Mall on Wednesday shortly after the alleged arrest.
The user identified as Adesoji Odumosu revealed in a tweet saying: ‘Noticed Hushpuppi in Dubai mall with three big Suitcases. Even Arabians and different foreigners had been staring. E don too take pleasure in, make him go relaxation small’.
According to Adesoji, the ‘Gucci Boss’ had with him three suitcases whilst in the mall and he received quiet a stare from shoppers in the mall.
NetbuzzAfrica.com was earlier tipped that prior to Hushpuppi’s arrest, he was making plan to fly out of Dubai later in the day on Wednesday. More to come.