EFCC names Nigeria’s most-wanted hacker
The International Police (Interpol) in a joint operation with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) recently arrested Hushpuppi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over alleged fraud, The Cable reported.
Speaking about the arrest of the suspect, the spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Dele Oyewale, in a statement on Thursday, June 18, said Hushpuppi was involved with other high-profile cybercriminals facing trial in Nigeria.
The anti-graft agency stated that other Nigerian cybercriminals with links to the suspect are also being investigated. EFCC said it is working with the FBI in tracking Hushpuppi’s fraudulent transactions.
Meanwhile, the police in Dubai have shed more light on the recent arrest of flamboyant Nigerian big boy who is popularly known by many as Ray Hushpuppi.
According to reports by a digital news platform in the country, Hushpuppi was nabbed by the police in the country on June 10, and he was afterward referred to the Dubai public prosecution where he is currently being questioned by prosecutors at the Bur Dubai section.
The report further noted that Hushpuppi who was arrested alongside 12 other accomplices, was charged by prosecutors for obtaining money from unsuspecting victims through fraudulent means.
Hushpuppi and his crew reportedly targeted companies and individuals. The prosecutor further disclosed that Hushpuppi’s statement had been taken but it is only just the beginning of prosecution investigations.