- More details regarding the arrest of Ray Hushpuppi has been shared by the police in Dubai
- A senior prosecutor confirmed his arrest along with 12 other accomplices
- The police also disclosed that the Dubai-based Nigeria has been charged for fraudulently obtaining money from unsuspecting victims
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The police in Dubai have shed more light on the recent arrest of flamboyant Nigerian big boy who is popularly known by many as Ray Hushpuppi.
According to reports by The National, a digital news platform in the country, Hushpuppi was nabbed by the police in the country on June 10, and he was afterwards referred to the Dubai public prosecution where he is currently being questioned by prosecutors at the Bur Dubai section.
The report further noted that Hushpuppi who was arrested alongside 12 other accomplices, was charged by prosecutors for obtaining money from unsuspecting victims through fraudulent means. Hushpuppi and his crew reportedly targeted companies and individuals.
A senior prosecutor who gave more details about his arrest said: “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.”
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The prosecutor further disclosed that Hushpuppi’s statement had been taken but it is only just the beginning of prosecution investigations.
In a related story, it was earlier reported that the International Police (INTERPOL) Nigeria made plans to extradite Hushpuppi from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Nigeria to face alleged multiple fraud charges.
It was also gathered that security agency is also on the trail of other accomplices in the alleged fraud who are resident in Nigeria to bring them to justice.
Similarly, Legit.ng previously reported that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) said it was not involved in Hushpuppi's arrest. The disclosure was made by the chairman of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu.
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.”
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