FBI is quite excited about finally laying hands on Hushpuppi.
Dubai Police has extradited Raymond Igbalode Abbas, who is popularly known as “Hushpuppi”, to the United States where he will be grilled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Arrested on June 10, 2020 in Dubai through a special operation code-named ‘Fox Hunt 2’, Hushpuppi and his gang have been slapped with multiple fraud charges for crimes committed in different parts of the world.
According to a Facebook post from Dubai Police, “the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray, has praised the exceptional efforts exerted by the United Arab Emirate, represented by the Dubai Police General HQ, in combating transnational organised cybercrime including the recent arrest of Raymond Igbalode Abbas, known as “Hushpuppi” and Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka “Woodberry” who were taken down in operation ‘Fox Hunt 2.’
“Wray also extended his appreciation to Dubai Police for their cooperation in extraditing the wanted criminals, who committed money-laundering and multiple cybercrimes, to the United States.
“Recently, the Dubai Police has arrested the two wanted fraudsters, “Hushpuppi” and “Woodberry” along with ten African cybercriminals in a special operation dubbed “Fox Hunt 2.
“The operation took down the suspects for committing crimes outside the UAE, including money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonating, scamming individuals, banking fraud and identity theft.”
Hushpuppi and his gang allegedly committed fraud to the tune of 1.6 billion dirham (N168bn).
Hushpuppi is also wanted back home in Nigeria by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).