5 Nigerian celebrities who were arrested, charged abroad for scam

5 Nigerian celebrities who were arrested, charged abroad for scam

- Ray Hushpuppi’s arrest has captured the attention of many in the past few weeks

- However, the individual is not the only popular Nigerian figure who has been arrested, charged abroad for fraud

- Legit.ng compiled a list of some other individuals who have suffered the same fate as Hushpuppi

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The arrest of Dubai based Nigerian man Ramon Olorunwa Abbas a.k.a Ray Huspuppi has remained a trending topic of discussion on social media. This has been the case because new information keeps surfacing every week as it regards the fraud case.

However, while it may seem like Hushpuppi is the only one who has been caught in the web of international law, it is important to note that there are several other fraudulent Nigerian entertainers who have suffered the same fate at one point or another.

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In fact, some of these people have served jail term, completed their time and been reintegrated into the society with stern warnings not to get themselves involved in fraud or other related crimes again.

Legit.ng has compiled a list featuring some of these individuals. Check them out below:

1. Invictus Obi

Invictus was the model young man that several youths looked up to and hoped to be like him someday in future. In fact, the young man became even more famous after he snagged a spot on the cover of international business publication, Forbes Magazine. Little did many know that all that was glittering was not gold.

In August 2019, Invictus was arrested at the Dulles International Airport on his way out of the US. He was arrested for conspiring to commit fraud of over $12 million. He is currently being tried in a US court.

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2. Woodberry

A close ally of Hushpuppi, the Nigerian man who is based in Dubai was also nabbed in the same operation tagged Fox Hunt 2 that led to Hushpuppi’s arrest.

Woodberry’s Instagram page is well-curated to show off his luxury and ‘larger-than-life’ kind of lifestyle. He is also known for accompanying every photo with motivational captions that suggest that everything he flaunts was gotten legally through years of hard work.

He is currently being held by the police just like Hushpuppi.

3. Sauce Kid

The Nigerian music star whose real name is Babalola Falemi became a subject of ridicule in 2017 after he was arrested in the US over theft of over $15k and using credit card numbers in Meridian and Boise.

Sauce Kid found himself rocking the orange jumpsuit for two years before he regained freedom and returned to Nigeria.

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4. Lola Margaret

The actress popularly known for her role in Yoruba movies got into a pot of soup in 2017. Margaret was nabbed by the police in Atlanta, Georgia on the basis of money laundering accusations.

Margaret spent some time in jail before she was deported to Nigeria.

5. Dammy Krane

5 Nigerian celebrities who were arrested, charged abroad for scam

Dammy Krane. Photo: thedispatchng
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The singer whose real name is Johnson Oyinadamola equally caused a stir on social media in 2017 after news of his arrest broke. Dammy Krane was arrested in Florida for charges of theft, credit card scam.

Krane was released from jail in Miami after meeting bail conditions, set at $7,500, after pleading not guilty to the charges and demanded a trial by jury.

In August 2017, American courts struck out all charges including credit card forgery, armed conspiracy and grand theft filed against him.

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