Showing posts with label interpol. Show all posts
Showing posts with label interpol. Show all posts

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Bukola Saraki distances himself from Hushpuppi



Bukola Saraki distances himself from Hushpuppi following APC's call for an investigation into his alleged link with the suspected fraudster

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has distanced himself from Hushpuppi after the ruling All Progressives Congress APC called for an investigation into his alleged links with the suspected fraudster who was recently arrested in the United Arab Emirates and extradited to the United States.

APC in a statement released by its National Publicity Secretary Yekini Nabena today July 4, called on the relevant security agencies to investigate the links Hushpuppi had with some PDP stalwarts.

The party said the investigation is necessary considering the fact that many of PDP chieftains had several meetings in Dubai ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The statement read in part;

''That the PDP leadership turned Dubai into their “Strategic” meeting place ahead of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria and “Hushpuppi’s” affinity with the PDP leadership is not mere coincidence.

At different times, “Hushpuppi” was been photographed in Dubai meeting with the PDP’s 2019 presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Senator Dino Melaye among other PDP stalwarts.

While relevant authorities investigate the nature of their relationship and business partnership, we also challenge the PDP leadership to do same by opening up on the nature of the relationship, particularly the kind of services the arrested “Hushpuppi” provided them.'' APC's statement read

In a swift reaction, Saraki in a statement released by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described as irresponsible and cheap politics the statement from APC in which it tried to link him with Hushpuppi.

Saraki in the statement 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.

“The statement credited to the APC, the ruling party in our country, is one of the ways by which our anti-graft agencies are weakened and why the fight against corruption in the country is often viewed with 

suspicion by the international community. This is because when these cyber-crime suspects were operating freely and openly displaying wealth, the APC saw nothing bad in their activities. Also, the party at that time did not deem it necessary to call on the anti-graft agencies to investigate their activities.

Also, since the arrest of those cyber crime suspects and the subsequent damage to the image and the economy of Nigeria as well as the crisis it created for Nigerians engaged in lawful businesses across the world, the ruling party had been muted. The only time the APC deemed it necessary to make a statement was when it thought it should play dirty, cheap and irresponsible politics.

Dr. Saraki was the only political leader who has publicly made a statement through an Op-Ed article published in the Daily Trust newspaper of July 1, 2020 titled “Cyber Criminals: Confronting The Few Who Dent Many” and this opinion article had been widely circulated online and on other platforms. In that article, he strongly condemned the activities of these cyber criminals and called on the law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders to make decisive interventions to checkmate their activities. He has also got a research institution, the Politeia Institute, whose board he chairs to commence a research on the best ways to tackle the menace.

Such a noble intervention in tackling a menace is what Dr. Saraki believes in, not mudslinging and playing politics at the expense of the nation’s image. At this point, we call on the APC leadership to rein in the so-called Yekini Nabena and compel him to desist from making and circulating such malicious, odious and offensive claims”, the statement concluded.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Hushpuppi and Mr. Woodberry extradited to the United States



Suspected Nigerian fraudsters, Ramon Igbalode Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi and Olalekan Jacon Ponle a.k.a Mr Woodberry have been extradited to the United States.

This was confirmed in a post shared on the official page of the Dubai Police. FBI’s Director, Christopher Wray thanked the Dubai Police for their cooperation in extraditing the Nigerian suspects who were accused of committing multiple money-laundering and cyber crimes. The Instagram post read;

The Director of the Federatal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray has praised the exceptional efforts exerted by the United Arab Emirate, represented bu the Dubai Police General HQ, in combating transnational organised cybercrime including the recent arrest of Raymod Igbalode Abbas, known as “Hushpuppi” and Olalekan Jacon Ponle aka “Woodberry” who were taken down in operation “Fox Hunt 2”.

Mr Wray also extended his appreciations to Dubai Police for their cooperation in extraditing the wanted criminals, who committed money-laundering and multiple-cybercrimes, to the United States.

Hushpuppi : Group Wants FBI, Interpol To Question Top Politicians Over Links To Alleged Fraudste



The National Coalition of Democrats (NCD) has called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and International Police to investigate top politicians and other stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over possible links to arrested suspected fraudster, Raymond Igbalode, popularly known as Hushpuppi.

Renowned for his flamboyant lifestyle, Hushpuppi and 12 others were nabbed in Dubai by Interpol on June 10 over multiple cybercrimes and money laundering to the tune of 150 million dirhams (N168 billion).

In a statement signed by its Spokesman, Garuba Nuhu, on Wednesday, the National Coalition of Democrats reasoned that there could be more to this act, especially with Hushpuppi’s known relationship with some PDP members, as seen in pictures and videos on social media.

According to the group, Hushpuppi might have actually worked discreetly with the opposition party in buildup to the 2019 general elections.

The group, therefore, called on the FBI and Interpol to investigate politicians who may have been first-line beneficiaries of the fraud committed by Hushpuppi.

It added that Hushpuppi could have likely “assisted these individuals to launder funds through his network because the level of fraternity between Hushpuppi and these individuals points to that direction”

Monday, 29 June 2020

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help



Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad.

It is also requesting that the International Police, Interpol assist in arresting the US President.Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help.

Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasi Mehr said on Monday that Trump, along with more than 30 others Iran accuses of involvement in the January 3 attack that killed General Qassem Soleimani, face “murder and terrorism charges”, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

Mehr claimed Trump would be prosecuted as soon as he stands down presidency after his term ends, Fars reported.
Iran also said it had asked Interpol to issue a Red Notice for these 36 individuals, semi-official state news agency ISNA reported, though it was unlikely that Interpol would grant the request. CNN has contacted Interpol for comment.
Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike at Baghdad International Airport in January along with five others, including Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Iran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).
The strike, condemned by Iran and its allies as an “assassination,” raised the specter of further regional destabilization.
A spokesman for Iran’s judiciary, Gholam-Hossein Esmaili, announced in early June that an Iranian citizen had been sentenced to death for allegedly working for foreign intelligence agencies. Esmaili claimed that Seyed Mahmoud Mousavi Majd disclosed the whereabouts of Soleimani to US intelligence officials.

The Pentagon blamed Soleimani for the deaths of hundreds of Americans and US allies in the months leading up to his killing.
“General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region,” the Pentagon said at the time, calling the strike “decisive defensive” action aimed at deterring future Iranian attacks.

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Hushpuppi is Nigeria’s most-wanted hacker — EFCC



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has issued a statement on the arrest of alleged fraudster and socialite, Ray Hushpuppy.

The anti-graft commission disclosed that Hushpuppy has a case to answer over his involvement in a multi-million dollar fraud.
Below is the statement signed by the agency’s media chief, Dele Oyewale; “Nigerian most-wanted hacker, Ramoni Igbalode, alias Ray hushpuppy, recently arrested by the International Police( Interpol) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation( FBI), has considerable cases of cybercrimes being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC).” “The Commission is familiar with grisly details of his money laundering transactions, involving many high-profile cybercriminals facing trial in Nigeria.” “The Commission is engaging with the FBI in tracing victims of his fraudulent transactions and other fraudsters having direct involvement with him. Local cybercriminals with money laundering networks with him are also being investigated.” “Hushpuppi was arrested on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in United Arab Emirates in connection with $35million ventilator scam.”Meanwhile, an Instagram celebrity and Executive Director, Cubana Group, Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest has been detained by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit.

He was invited to the Force headquarters annex, Lagos to come and answer questions bothering on his alleged misuse of police escorts and weapons. However, as at the time of writing this report, he was still being detained.

More trouble for Hushpuppi as he is set to be prosecuted for multiple fraud in Dubai



Dubai public prosecution is set to prosecute embattled Instagram socialite, Hushpuppi for multiple fraud, UAE’s newspaper, The National, reported on Wednesday. Hushpuppi, real name Ramon Abbas, who was apprehended by the Dubai Police on June 10, has been charged with obtaining money from others through fraudulent means and is currently being questioned by prosecutors at the Bur Dubai section.
According to the report, security officers in the emirate arrested Hushpuppi and 12 others for online fraud that targets companies and individuals. “They would send out letters from email addresses almost identical to those of legitimate companies, targeting customers of these companies, with the purpose of diverting payments to themselves,” a senior prosecutor said.

The 38-year-old suspect is also said to be wanted for fraud crimes in Europe, US and Nigeria.

Monday, 15 June 2020

I stand with Hushpuppi – Bobrisky




Celebrity transvestite, Idris Okuneye, has expressed solidarity with Malaysia-based Nigerian socialite, Hushpuppi, who was arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over a $35million fraud.

The 28-year-old, whose real name is Idris Okuneye, slammed the ‘hypocrites’ who were “kissing Hupuppi’s a** before his arrest” but have now turned against him and declared his solidarity with Huspuppi in a post he shared on Instagram on Sunday. “Many of us are just d biggest hypocrite ever !!! Before his arrest many of you are in his dm, comment section kissing his ass. But immediately you heard about his arrest your true self came out…I Stand with @hushpuppi…,” he wrote. Hushpuppi, whose real name is Raymond Igbalodely, and his friends simply identified as Woodberry and Efe, were on Tuesday arrested by the Interpol in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly defrauding an American state of $35 million meant for ventilators in the fight against the coronavirus.

Commissioner of Police (CP) INTERPOL, Garba Umar,, on Friday confirmed that he is to be extradited to Nigeria from the UAE to face charges.

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Hushpuppi to be extradited to Nigeria — Interpol



International Police (INTERPOL) Nigeria, has confirmed the arrest of Raymond Igbalode a.k.a. Hushpuppi in Dubai.

Rumor of his arrest first hit the internet in the early hours of Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Commissioner of Police (CP) INTERPOL, Garba Umar, has now confirmed his arrest.

In a chat with TheNation, he said: “It is true that Hushpuppi was arrested by the INTERPOL. We are currently working on bringing him to Nigeria to face charges of fraud.

Some of the offences were committed here in Nigeria and he has to answer for them. He is not alone in it; there are accomplices in the country who we are currently on their trail.” According to reports, Hushpuppi and his accomplices in Nigeria, Dubai and other countries allegedly defrauded the U.S of over $100 million Covid Relief Funds meant for Americans in the battle against the economic impact coronavirus pandemic.
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