- The Economic and Financial Crime Commission says it was not involved in Hushpuppi's arrest
- Raymond Igbalode popularly known as Hushpuppi was arrested in the UAE for alleged fraud
- He was arrested by the International Police (Interpol) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has said the agency was not involved in the arrest of popular Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Raymond Igbalode popularly known as Hushpuppi.
The disclosure was made by the chairman of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu, Premium Times reports.
Legit.ng recalls that Hushpuppi was arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) alongside his colleagues by International Police (Interpol) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for alleged fraud.
In an interview on TVC News Journalists Hangout, on Friday, June 12, Magu said: “We are yet to be involved in the case of Hushpuppi, but if they happen to give us this thing (details) we would assist.”
The EFCC boss said the anti-graft agency is not all about arrest and prosecution of internet fraudsters, but also involved in rehabilitating the suspects.
He said: “We are not all about arresting, prosecuting and chasing of internet fraudsters, and taking away the proceeds of their crime, but we are also trying to see wether we can rehabilitate them.
“Because most of this boys are either undergraduate or graduate from higher institutions, so they can be better people to our country.
“The menace of Yahoo boys is also a course of concern, we are collaborating with other law enforcement agencies."
In other news, the International Police (INTERPOL) Nigeria is making plans to extradite Instagram celebrity Raymond Igbalode a.k.a. Hushpuppi from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Nigeria to face alleged multiple fraud charges.
The INTERPOL is also on the trail of other accomplices in the alleged fraud who are resident in Nigeria to bring them to justice.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that General Charles Q Brown Jr had been confirmed by the Senate as the 22nd Air Force chief of staff in the United States on Tuesday, June 9.
The army general has made history by becoming the first black military service chief and the second black officer to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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