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Dubai Police Release Video of How Hushpuppi Defrauded Victims of N160bn

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The Dubai Police has released a video which captured the moment disgraced fraudster, Hushpuppi as well as Mr. Woodberry and their gang were arrested in Dubai.

The video shows how the police trailed Raymond Igbalodely Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, to his hotel at night before he was arrested.

His arrest came after months of investigation.

The Dubai Police revealed that they monitored Hushpuppi, Mr Woodberry and their squad, including all their social media activities and the extravagant lifestyle they displayed there for four months.

On the night the gang of scammers were arrested, the police tracked them to 6 different locations in Dubai before capturing them.

The security operatives dubbed the entire operation as Fox Hunt 2.

The police have accused Hushpuppi and his gang of defrauding over 1, 926,400 victims of  $435.6 million, explaining that Hushpuppi’s cybercrime gang hack corporate emails and clone websites to redirect payments to their own accounts.

Watch the video of his arrest below

 

Recall that The Street Journal reported that Dubai was set to prosecute the embattled Instagram celebrity for multiple frauds, after his arrest by Dubai Police on June 10.

However, Hushpuppi has been charged with obtaining money from others through fraudulent means and was questioned by prosecutors at the Bur Dubai section.

According to a report, security officers in the emirate arrested Hushpuppi and 12 others for online fraud that targets companies and individuals.

“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,” a senior prosecutor said.

The 38-year-old suspect is also said to be wanted for fraud crimes in Europe, US and Nigeria.

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