Dubai prosecutors charge Hushpuppi with multiple fraud cases
Famous Nigerian social celebrity, Hushpuppy, is currently been investigated for multiple fraud charges.
Details of his arrest were sketchy as the time the news broke.
Raymond Abbas, contrary to news reports is in custody of Dubai prosecutors undergoing investigation at the Bur Dubai Section.
Security officers in the emirate arrested the 38 year old Nigerian 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,” said a senior prosecutor.
“Initial information includes that he was part of this gang which fraudulently obtained cash and cars from people.
“His statement was taken by prosecution but this is just the beginning of prosecution investigations.”
He is wanted for fraud crimes in Europe, the United States and Nigeria.
Mr Abbas has over two million followers on Instagram. He is known for his display of wealth on social media.
He often posts pictures with his luxury cars like Ferrari and Rolls Royce and a private jet.