Dubai Police have seized $40.9m in cash and more than a dozen luxury
cars in the arrest of Hushpuppi, Nigerian Instagram celebrity accused of
online fraud and money laundering.
In a video shared by the police, officers explained how they arrested
Nigerian gang leader Raymond Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi.
Hushpuppi’s principal scam was to create websites that looked identical to well-known companies and banks, it is alleged.
The gang hacked corporate emails and directed huge payments by companies towards accounts they controlled.
Olalekan Jacob Ponle, known as Woodberry, was also arrested along with
ten other men in an operation involving six police SWAT teams.
Along with 13 luxury cars, valued at an estimated $6.8m, police confiscated 21 computers and 47 smartphones.
The gang had 119,580 “fraud files” as well as addresses of more than 1.92 million victims.