Fraud: Dubai police handover Hushpuppi to the US
Dubai Police on Thursday announced that Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Raymond Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, and his gang members have been extradited to the United States over money-laundering and multiple-cybercrimes.
The Police made this disclosure in a statement while noting that the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray has praised the exceptional efforts exerted in the arrest of Hushpuppi and Woodberry.
The statement reads in full: “The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray has praised the exceptional efforts exerted by the United Arab Emirate, represented by the Dubai Police General HQ, in combating transnational organised cybercrime including the recent arrest of Raymond Igbalode Abbas, known as “Hushpuppi” and Olalekan Jacon Ponle aka “Woodberry” who was taken down in opetation “Fox Hunt 2”.”
“Mr Wray also extended his appreciations to Dubai Police for their cooperation in extraditing the wanted criminals, who committed money-laundering and multiple-cybercrimes, to the United States.”
It can be recalled that Hushpuppi and Woodbery were arrested with 10 other suspects on allegations of fraud.