Has Hushpuppi Been Released From US Prison? Fact Emerges

Has Hushpuppi Been Released From US Prison? Fact Emerges

  • The claim that the socialite Rammon Abbas, popularly referred to as Hushpuppi, has been released from the US prison has been fact-checked and found to be misleading
  • Hushpuppi was sentenced to 11 years in prison in Los Angeles in the United States over money laundering and fraud
  • But an X user on Saturday, June 8, claimed that he had been released from the US prison just three years into his sentencing

Rammon Abbas, popularly referred to as Hushpuppi, was sentenced in 2022 to 11 years in prison in Los Angeles in the United States (US). He was sentenced for money laundering worth millions of dollars.

On Saturday, June 8, an X user, Babygirl4life (@praiseoghre), claimed that the socialite had been released from the US prison, attaching a video to justify the claim.

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The claim that Rammon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi has been released from the US prison is false.
Hushpuppi has not been released from US prison Photo Credit: @Celebrity_blogg
Source: Twitter

The post was captioned:

“Hushpuppi’s been released from jail. Let’s hope he has learnt from his mistakes.”

Video of Hushpuppi's birthday in Cyprus

In the video, Hushpuppi was seen exchanging pleasantries with some people who appeared to be friends and acquaintances.

Some Nigerians who commented on the video expressed the optimism that he had repented.

A check of the video by Dubawa, a fact-checking organisation, showed that a similar video was posted on YouTube in 2017.

It was observed that iLITE TV posted the video. The video's caption on YouTube captured the activities in the clip as it narrated that it was connected to the birthday party of Hushpuppi held in Cyprus.

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Findings revealed that this was not the first time it has been rumoured that Hushpuppi has been allegedly released from prison.

In 2022, a YouTube video by Gistworld Entertainment stated that the socialite was released from prison in the US.

In 2023, TERATE TV shared the same story and made the same claim that Hushpuppi was released from prison in the US

Also, findings indicated that there was no credible media report that Hushpuppi had been released, as the X user claimed.

Dubawa, therefore, rated the claim as misleading.

See the video here:

Nigerian Hushpuppi sentenced in US

Legit.ng earlier reported that the United States Central District Court in California has sentenced Nigerian socialite Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, to 11 years in jail.

However, Hushpuppi will spend 9 years in US prison because he spent 2 years in jail during his trial.

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Source: Legit.ng

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844