Why We Arrested Hushpuppi – Dubai Police Speaks Out
Popular Nigerian Instagram celebrity , Hushpuppi arrested 10 June in Dubai is being held by Dubai Police and not America’s FBI or Interpol as widely reported.
The paper also revealed his real name as Raymond Abbas and his real age as 38 years.
“The prosecutors have charged him for “obtaining money from others through fraudulent means.”
“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 , ” said a senior prosecutor , quoted by the paper.
“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.”
Mr Abbas has over two million followers on Instagram. He is known for his display of wealth on social media.
He often posts pictures with his luxury cars like Ferrari and Rolls Royce and a private jet.