Hushpuppi, others defrauded 1.9m victims – Dubai Police

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The Dubai police have revealed a footage showing the details of how Nigerian Dubai-based and Instagram celebrity, Raymond Igbalodely, popularly known as Hushpuppi, was arrested.

To recap, Dubai Interpol and the FBI apprehended the Instagram celebrity in his residence in the United Arab Emirates over slew of frauds.

The moment Hushpuppi was arrested following an extensive operation named “Fox Hunt 2”, and captured on camera, revealed a hidden online fraud network committing crimes outside the UAE, including money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonation, banking fraud and Identity theft.

It revealed that Hushpuppi was apprehended alongside twelve other syndicates.

Following their arrest, investigation by the Dubai Police revealed how they hacked corporate emails and clone websites to redirect payments to their accounts.

According to Dubai Police, they stole about 1.6bn Dhirams, over 25m Dhirams in cars, 150m worth in items from 1.9m victims.

The raid resulted in confiscation of incriminating documents pertaining to a well-planned international fraud, worth Dh1.6 billion (N168 billion).

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