Raymond Igbalode Abbas alias Hushpuppi have been extradited from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United States by the UAE Police.
In a statement via its social media page on Thursday, the Dubai police said the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) extended its gratitude to the UAE crime unit for its role in apprehending and extraditing the suspect.
“The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray has praised the exceptional efforts exerted by the United Arab Emirates, represented by the Dubai Police General HQ, in combating transnational organised cybercrime including the recent arrest of Raymond Igbalode Abbas, known as “Hushpuppi” and Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka “Woodberry” who were taken down in operation Fox Hunt 2,” the statement read.
“Mr Wray also extended his appreciations to Dubai Police for their cooperation in extraditing the wanted criminals, who committed money-laundering and multiple cybercrimes, to the United States.”
It would be recalled that Hushpuppi was arrested on June 10 alongside his associates of 11 other Nigerians, including Olalekan Ponle,(aka. Woodbery) for alleged crimes committed outside the UAE, including money laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, impersonation, scamming individuals, banking fraud and identity theft worth Dh1.6 billion (an estimated N168 billion).
Raymond Igbalode Abbas better known as Ray Hushpuppi on social media is popularly known for showing-off expensive cars, fashion items and assets on his Instagram page.