Arrest of Raymond Abbas, known as Hushpuppi
Dubai Police has revealed its role in the arrest of an Instagram celebrity accused of massive cyber fraud.
In a video shared by the force, officers showed how they took down Nigerian alleged gang leader Raymond Abbas, known as Hushpuppi.
Security officers in the emirate arrested Mr Abbas and 11 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 told The National last week.
“Initial information includes that he was part of this gang which fraudulently obtained cash and cars from people.
“His statement was taken by prosecution but this is just the beginning of prosecution investigations.”
He was wanted for fraud crimes in Europe, the United States and Nigeria. According to Nigerian media reports, Abbas was extradited to Pennsylvania this week.
Abbas has more than two million followers on Instagram and is known for his display of wealth on social media.