Over 1.9 million victims defrauded by Hushpuppi and his cohorts—Dubai Police


Following the arrest of Dubai based Instagram celebrity  Raymond Igbalodely, popularly known as Huspuppi in Dubai, Dubai police on Thursday revealed footage showing the details of how his arrest was effected.

Multiple news sites reported that Dubai Interpol and the FBI apprehended the Instagram celebrity in his residence in the United Arab Emirates along with several of his accomplices.

The video confirmed the arrest of Hushpuppi following an extensive operation named “Fox Hunt 2”, which revealed a hidden online fraud network committing crimes outside the UAE, including money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonation, bank fraud and Identity theft.

According to Dubai Police, they stole about 1.6bn Dhirams, over 25m Dhirams in cars, 150m worth in items from 1.9m victims.

The raid resulted in the confiscation of incriminating documents pertaining to a well-planned international fraud, worth Dh1.6 billion (N168 billion).

Several incriminating materials were found in their possession—hard drives, flash drives, etc used in their criminal work.

 An investigation by the Dubai Police revealed how they hacked corporate emails and clone websites to redirect payments to their accounts.