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Dubai Police arrest Hushpuppi in Dubai.

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Scammer Hushpuppi handed to US after Dubai arrest

 

DUBAI – Scam boss and Instagram celebrity Hushpuppi has been extradited to the US after being arrested in Dubai last month on charges of cyber fraud and other crimes.

The Nigerian posed as a real estate investor and businessman and has more than two million followers on Instagram. He is wanted for fraud crimes in Europe, the US and Nigeria.

Hushpuppi, whose real name is Raymond Abbas, was extradited along with his accomplice Olalekan Ponle Woodberry. They were handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The duo was among 12 people arrested in Dubai last month for cyber fraud, bank fraud, identity theft and money laundering.

The group was accused of creating fake websites to defraud people. During a raid, police confiscated 13 luxury cars valued at Dh25 million.

Police also seized 21 computers, 47 smartphones and the addresses of 800,00 people.

Police believe the group may have stolen Dh1.6 billion from victims through online scams. ICA/Expat Media

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