- Police in Dubai have disclosed the real identity of Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Hushpuppi who was arrested on June 10, 2020 as Raymond Abbas and his real age as 38 years.
As stated in UAE’s online Newspaper, The National, the IG celebrity was arrested by security operative on multiple fraud charges along with 12 other accomplices. Adding that Hushpuppo’scase has been referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution and is currently being questioned by prosecutors at the Bur Dubai section.
“The prosecutors have charged him for “obtaining money from others through fraudulent means,” the paper said.
According to The National, security officers in UAE arrested Hushpuppi and the 12 others against widespread belief that it was Interpol that carried out the operation.
“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.”
It is however apt to note that Hushpuppi is wanted for fraud crimes in Europe, the United States and Nigeria, The National stated.