Hushpuppi connected to several cybercrimes – EFCC
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Raymond Igbalode, also known as Hushpuppi, wanted in relation to several money laundering crimes/ cybercrimes being investigated by the anti-graft agency.
According to a tweet on the official handle of the anti-graft agency, most of the transactions involve high profile cybercriminals in Nigeria who are already facing trial, and some who are still at large.
Referring to him as Nigeria’s most wanted hacker, EFCC confirmed that he was arrested on Wednesday, June 10 by the INTERPOL in the United Arab Emirates, and stated that EFCC is engaging with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), “in tracing victims of his fraudulent transactions and other fraudsters having direct involvement with him”.
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“The Commission is familiar with grisly details of his money laundering transactions, involving many high-profile cyber criminals facing trial in Nigeria”, EFCC said in its tweet.
Several Twitter users have reacted to the tweet, asking the commission to stay away from the case and let the FBI handle its investigations.
Some of the tweets referred to a similar scenario, months ago, where EFCC took up Mompha’s case from the FBI but eventually granted him bail. Others simply expressed doubts in the justice system, and advised that he be left with the INTERPOL to face stiffer penalties.
Raymond Igbalode has been quite popular as an Instagram celebrity, with the alias, Ray Hushpuppi, and much of his following is attributed to the exotic lifestyle and properties which he shows off on the social media.