- Dubai’s police force say they have arrested Nigerian Instagram celebrity Raymond Igbalodely, known as Hushpuppi, on allegations of fraud amounting to $435m (£346m), (1.6 Billion Dirhams).
(CNB News) – Dubai based Nigerian socialite, Raymond Abbas aka Hushpuppi ,Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodbery ,and ten others, have been arrested by Dubai police on allegations of fraud . In an operation police called “Fox Hunt 2”, which revealed a hidden online fraud network that was committing crimes outside the UAE, including money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonation, banking fraud and identity theft.
Nearly two million people from different parts of the world were said to have fallen victims to the plot.
The social media star was based in Dubai and claimed he was successful businessman. The local authorities published video on Twitter, documenting the four-month investigation that led to the arrests.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) June 25, 2020
It’s also reported that the successful raid resulted in confiscation of incriminating documents pertaining to a well-planned international fraud, worth Dh1.6 billion(N168 billion)..
According to Lt General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-In-Chief of Dubai Police, in a reaction , said the success of the operation was another feather on the cap of Dubai police, stating that the culprits would face the full weight of the law