- New information about Dubai-based Nigerian Ray Hushpuppi has surfaced on social media
- Apparently, Hushpuppi got married to a 32-year-old St.Kitts woman in 2018 to gain citizenship
- The PM made the disclosure while dismissing speculations that the Nigerian man gained citizenship by investment
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Dubai-based Nigerian man Ramon Olorunwa Abbas aka Ray Hushpuppi has once again gotten people talking on social media despite the fact that he is currently being held at a prison in Chicago, USA.
Just recently, the prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis came out to dismiss speculations that the Dubai-based Nigerian man who is facing a fraud-related case gained St Kitts citizenship by virtue of investing.
In a statement released by St.Kitts government on Monday, July 6, the PM made it clear that while it is indeed true that the alleged internet fraudster was granted a St.Kitts and Nevis passport, it was solely given to him by virtue of his marriage to a citizen.
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It was revealed that Hushpuppi got married to one 32-year-old Shawana Nakesia Chapman in 2018, thereby making him eligible for citizenship.
“Ms. Chapman, a resident of North Carolina, USA, married Mr. Abbas in Nigeria in October 2018, thereby conferring him with the right to St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship," the statement read in part.
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It was also made crystal clear that any narration of Hushpuppi gaining citizenship by virtue of investment is completely false.
“Any suggestion that citizenship was obtained through means other than marriage– such as the country’s Citizenship by Investment program, which includes rigorous background checks – is therefore utterly false and willfully misleading," the statement read.
In a related story about the alleged fraudster, Legit.ng reported that the flamboyant individual appeared to have landed himself into another problem as the FBI reportedly accused him as the mastermind behind a £2 million SS Lazio scam.
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Recall that two years ago, Italian Serie A side Lazio were reported to have been scammed on the payment of the transfer deal of defender Stefan de Virj who now plays for Inter Milan.
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