Head of the legal team handling Ramos Abass aka Hushpuppi’s defense in the US Gal Pissetzky has stated that his client, the alleged fraudster was kidnapped by the FBI and illegally taken to the United States.
Pissetzky of Pissetzky & Berliner accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI of kidnapping his client from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
According to The BBC, Pissetzky argued that the Dubai Police should have extradited Hushpuppi to Nigeria as a citizen of the country and not to the US, adding that the UAE had no extradition treaty with the US,
He said on Friday, “In my opinion, the FBI and the government here acted illegally when they kidnapped him (Hushpuppi) from Dubai without any legal process to do so.
“There was no extradition, there were no legal steps taken, there were no court documents filed, it was simply a call to the FBI. He is not a citizen of the United States, the US had absolutely no authority to take him.
“If Dubai wanted to expel him, they should have expelled him back to Nigeria. I’ve never heard of anything like that. That is the real story here.”