The arrest of Dubai based Nigerian Instagram big boy, Ramoni Abbass, popularly known as Hushpuppi for fraud by the FBI is no longer news.
Kemi Filani News earlier reported that the Yoruba born designers lover was arrested in Dubai for defrauding over 1.9 million people to the tune of 168 billion naira.
In an interview with controversial media man, Freeze, Hushpuppi once talked about his philanthropy lifestye. He talked about how he helps a lot of people behind the camera.
“I do a lot of good social media don’t know about. Recently there is a Youth Service Corps member who made the rounds online after he shared photos of himself making chair for students at his place of primary assignment, i helped him.” He said.
“I go online, search for different foundations that need help, i donate to them. It doesn’t have to be a Nigerian foundation. I do it between me and God without letting anyone know about it.” He added.
“I feel Good within myself helping people. I sleep well at night because i did good to people who deserve it. “
Hushpuppi has since been extradited to the United States from Dubai and has made his first court appearance where he was charged with accusations ranging from money laundering to participating in business email compromise (BEC) schemes targeting a US law firm, an English Premier League side, and a foreign bank.
In a report released by the U.S Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, Hushpuppi is accused of conspiring “to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from other fraudulent schemes and computer intrusions, including one scheme to steal £100 million (approximately $124 million) from an English Premier League soccer club.”
As written in the affidavit report, “The FBI’s investigation has revealed that Abbas finances this opulent lifestyle through crime, and that he is one of the leaders of a transnational network that facilitates computer intrusions, fraudulent schemes (including BEC schemes), and money laundering, targeting victims around the world in schemes designed to steal hundreds of millions of dollars.”