- APC has insisted that PDP bigwigs have a link with an alleged Nigerian cyber fraudster popularly known as Hushpuppi
- Although PDP leaders have denied the link, APC in a statement on Saturday called on EFCC to carry-out special probe
- The ruling party has also released a viral video of some PDP stalwarts with the embattled Dubai-based alleged cybercrime lord
The All Progressive Congress (APC) has insisted that members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have ties with Ramon Igbalode Abbas, a Nigerian alleged cyber fraudster popularly known as Ray Hushpuppi.
The ruling party, in a statement released by its spokesperson, Yekini Nabena, on Saturday, July 4, called for an investigation over "criminal conspiracy linking Hushpuppi with leaders of PDP."
Nabena, while calling the Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to take up the probe, also called on anti-graft agencies to probe the alleged money laundering linking top members of PDP with Hushpuppi.
"At different times, “Hushpuppi” was been photographed in Dubai meeting with the PDP’s 2019 presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki: former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakub Dogara, Dino Melaye among other PDP stalwarts," part of the statement read.
Meanwhile, PDP leaders mentioned in connection with the Dubai-based internet fraud lord have since berated APC, saying the statement is a febrile imagination of the ruling party.
But while insisting that there is a fraud link between Huspuppi and PDP stalwarts, APC branch in the United Kingdom released a video showing the embattled fraud lord with Timi Frank, Dino Melaye and others.
Donned in a pink suit, Melaye and others were seen engaged in talks with Hushpuppi who has now been extradited to Chicago in the United States to face his charges.
In related news, Legit.ng reported that Abubakar Bukola Saraki has described as 'irresponsible politics' the allegations made by the ruling APC linking him to the cyber fraudster, Hushpuppi.
In a statement released on Saturday, July 4, by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki's media aide, the immediate past president of the 8th Nigerian Senate frowned at APC's action.
Saraki said he has "no form of association with the said suspect, Ramon Abbas otherwise known as Hushpuppi and neither does he know him in any way."
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