Dubai : Nigerian Instagram influencer Raymond Abbas , known as Hushpuppi, who attracted more than 2.4 million followers by posting selfies of his lifestyle of private jets, and luxury cars has been arrested amid claims over $430 million cyber-scam.
According to report , Officers from the FBI and Interpol seized more than 30 million Euro (or $37 million) in cash when they swooped on the Dubai apartment of Raumond Abbas, 38, as he slept. Investigators say the Instagram star, known to his fans Hushpuppi , had projected a billionaire ,jet setting life-style to help to “lure victims from all over the world”
“The suspects targeted victims overseas by creating fake websites for well-known companies and banks in a bid to steal victims’ credit card information and the launder the stolen money” Dubai Police Brigadier Jamal al-Jalaf said.
The report said, he and at least a dozen other associates were busted in the International operation , code named Fox Hunt 2, after detectives used their social media to track their locations.
During the raids ,investigators uncovered email addresses of nearly two million victims on dozens of phones, computers and hard drives .
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What y’all think about my new bespoke black badge Rolls-Royce Wraith? Lol. This post is to everyone who has been made to feel low about themselves, to those who has been told will never amount to anything, to those who has been looked down upon, I want you to know today that as long as you don’t see yourself as low as they make you seem, as long as you have a valid dream and work hard, and most importantly if you believe in God, you can achieve anything and everything. This post is specially dedicated to all Hushpuppi fans worldwide, to those who don’t know me and has defended and supported me in anyway or the other, to my real friends JJ, Rawflesh, OvaWise, Debo Bentley, SK, Hp and S.p of Ghana and all those that I can’t mention, God bless you all. Make una repost and congratulate me o make my success loud pass my failures and shortcomings ? #RollsRoyce #Bentley #Wraith #Bentayga #BlackBadge #Versace m
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Hushpuppi has been accused of fraud in Europe , America and Nigeria .
However, Hushpuppi’s , real name Raymond Abbas, high flying lifestyle has previously come under scrutiny with some questioning his claims he reinvented himself from secondhand trader to a billionaire property developer.