Suspected Fraudster, Hushpuppi Reportedly Released From Prison


Suspected Nigerian fraudster, Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi has reportedly been released, according to information on the official website of Federal Bureau Of Prisons website.

Ramon Olorunwa Abass and members of his gang were arrested while sleeping at their Dubai residences. Abbas was arrested earlier in June along with Olalekan Jacob Ponle, also known as Woodberry and 10 others.

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The 12 suspects were arrested in six simultaneous raids carried out by the e-police unit of the Dubai Police.

The gang was responsible for Dh1.6 billion (about N169 billion) fraud involving over 1.9 million victims. Items worth N15.845 billion (Dh 150 million) were also seized.

13 luxury cars worth N2. 640 billion (Dh 25 million), 21 laptops, 47 smartphones, 15 memory storage devices, 5 external hard drives and 800, 000 emails of potential victims were also recovered from the gang.

Hushpuppi was earlier transferred to the Central District of California on Tuesday for prosecution and remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal in accordance to 18 U.S.C. § 3142(f).

However, information on the official website of Federal Bureau Of Prison says he has been released.

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