Whew!! Naija no dey carry last but today??? Today dey go carry second ooo!! Raymond Abbas, better known as ‘Hushpuppi’ on the ‘gram, was arrested by Dubai police for allegedly scamming over 1.6 billion Dirham—which equals to about 435.6 million American dollars.
Hushpuppi was arrested on multiple fraud charges, and he and his alleged team of scammers are being accused of creating fake pages of existing companies and banks to redirect victims’ payments to their own accounts. Chai!
How did he get caught up you may ask? Welp, he was doing it for the ‘gram. Dubai police were apparently tracking Hushpuppi’s every move for four months, as well as monitoring his social media activities for the past few weeks.
When they finally pulled up on him, Dubai police reportedly seized over $40 million worth of items including over a dozen luxury cars valued at almost $7 million. In addition, police also seized 21 computers and 47 smartphones that were found during the raid.
Dubai Police called this operation “Fox Hunt 2”, after they carried out a similar operation in February on an African cybercrime gang who were apparently accused of scamming almost $9 million.
Dubai Police weren’t playing as they lowkey made turned this operation into a whole documentary! Peep the detailed video and arrest below:
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) June 25, 2020
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