Items Recovered from Hushpuppi and his Gang
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Raymond Abass known as Hushpuppi on social media. He had no recognizable source of income, but lived like a king on Instagram with more than 2.4 million followers. He boasted about his wealth and exotic possessions on social media. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Hushpuppi shuttled between Nigeria and Dubai. He was recently arrested earlier in June along with Olalekan Jacob Ponle, also known as Woodberry and 10 others by the Dubai Police after several months of tracking his activities on social media and linking him with several online scams involving 160 billion in which 1,926,400 people were victims.Items worth N15.845 billion were also seized. Including 13 luxury cars worth N2. 640 billion (Dh 25 million), 21 laptops, 47 smartphones, 15 memory storage devices, 5 external hard drives and 800, 000 emails of potential victims were also recovered from the gang.
The Dubai Police said Hushpuppi and his gang specialised in hacking corporate emails and then send fictitious messages to the clients of the companies whose email accounts they have hacked to redirect financial transactions and bank details to their own accounts.