-Nigerian, US detectives fight for custody
SWITZERLAND, JUNE 13 – Plans are underway by the International Police (INTERPOL) Nigeria to extradite Instagram celebrity Raymond Igbalodely a.k.a. Hushpuppi from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Nigeria to face alleged multiple fraud charges, media reports indicate.
The INTERPOL is also on the trail of other accomplices in the alleged fraud who are resident in Nigeria to bring them to justice.
Commissioner of Police (CP) INTERPOL Nigeria, Garba Umar disclosed these yesterday while confirming the arrest of Igbalodely whose real name is said to be Ramoni Igbalode, according to The Nation
He said: “It is true that Hushpuppi was arrested by the INTERPOL. We are currently working on bringing him to Nigeria to face charges of fraud.
“Some of the offences were committed here in Nigeria and he has to answer for them. He is not alone in it; there are accomplices in the country who we are currently on their trail,” said the CP.
Hushpuppi, known for his reckless display of wealth on social media, was arrested three days ago for allegedly hacking into the United States (US) unemployed database and impersonating citizens qualified for unemployment funds.
He and his accomplices in Nigeria, Dubai and other countries are allegedly involved in US COVID-19 related scams.
Meanwhile, there are reports that Hushpuppi’s arrest has pitted Nigerian detectives against their counterparts from the United Arab Emirates and the United States as both countries hustle to take him into custody.