Fact checking platform, African Fact Zone, has said that the display of luxury helped Dubai Police Arrest Hushpuppi.
It is no longer news that Instagram billionaire, Ray Hushpuppi has been arrested. The arrest, according to sources was carried out by Dubai Police with the aid of FBI.
In the mid hours of today, June 25th, Dubai police posted a video of raid that let to his arrest and the arrest of his 10 men gang linked to internet fraud of over 160b Naira.
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In an Operation dubbed “Fox Hunt 2”, Dubai Police have arrested Hushpuppi, Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka “Woodberry”, along with ten members of an African gang, specialised in money laundry, and online fraud. HE Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, said the operation is another achievement added to the proud record of Dubai police in ensuring the emirate’s security, safety, as well as preserving people’s money and property. Similar to operation ‘Fox Hunt 1’ that took down an African gang of nine online scammers last February, ‘Fox Hunt 2’ is another painful hit to cybercriminals who try to mess with the world’s security and safety,” he said. #HushPuppi
According to the video, the raid tagged “operation fox hunt 2” was carried out in 6 different locations of the suspects simultaneously in one night. It was said that they had duped over 1.9 million people, deceiving them to make payments to cloned account. The following properties were recovered.
15 Billion Naira worth assets retrieved.
15 Flash drives. 47 mobile phones.
Since this was announced, ‘Hushpuppi‘ has been trending on twitter with thousands of Nigerians coming out to either kick against or root support for him despite his arrest.
In the light of this, popular fact checking site, African Fact Zone has come up to say that it was the flashing of flamboyant lifestyle that let to the arrest of the Instagram celebrity.
Hushpuppi and Mr Woodbery’s Instagram fame and display of luxury helped Dubai Police arrest them for Fraud.
Their cybercrime squad was involved in $435.6 million (AED1.6 billion) scams. pic.twitter.com/rPKPxJ4amT
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) June 25, 2020
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