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Dubai Police hands over Hushpuppi to FBI in the US

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 Nigerian Instagram scamster, Hushpuppi has been handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the US, Dubai Police said on Thursday.

According to a statement, Christopher Wray, Director of FBI, praised the role of Dubai Police in arresting Raymond Abbas (Hushpuppi) and Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodbery, and handing them over to the US.

“Director of FBI expressed his thanks for the exceptional efforts (of Dubai Police) in fighting organised cyber crimes and arresting Hushpuppi and Woodbery,” Dubai Police said in the statement.

Hushpuppi and Woodbery were arrested with 10 other suspects on allegations of fraud, involving huge money

Hushpuppi often posted pictures on Instagram with his luxury cars and private jet.

Last month, Dubai Police said that the operation called “Fox Hunt 2”, revealed a hidden online fraud network that was committing crimes outside the UAE, including money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonating, scamming individuals, banking fraud and identity theft.

Police said the raid resulted in seizure of incriminating documents pertaining to a well-planned international fraud worth Dh1.6 billion.

According to Dubai Police, the gang used to hack corporate emails and send fake emails to corporate customers to change money transfers to the gang’s personal banking accounts.

“They were designing and mimicking company and bank websites to steal credit card data and illegally obtain victims’ money before laundering the cash,” said Brigadier Jamal Al Jallaf Director of Criminal Investigation Department at Dubai Police.

During the arrest, police found a huge amount of data on individuals, companies, bank accounts, credit cards as well as documents of money laundering, online fraud and hacking accounts of victims outside the UAE.

“The forged documents pertained to online fraud outside the country. The fraud was worth more than Dh1.6 billion. We seized more than Dh150 million in cash from them and confiscated 13 luxury cars worth Dh25 million,” Brig Al Jallaf said.

Police confiscated 21 computers, 47 smartphones, 15 memory cards, five hard disks containing 119,580 fraud files as well as addresses of nearly two million victims.

Source: gulfnews.com

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Ebetoda’s dream of flying on a plane fulfilled as Cheddar offers to pay for a trip to Dubai, thanks to Nana Aba Anamoah

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Raphael Obeng Owusu a.k.a Ebetoda, whose life was changed by General Manager of GhOne TV Nana Aba Anamoah in 2020 when they met in traffic, is continuing to benefit from her  benevolence.

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Ghanaian Gospel Musician, Philipa Baafi has fulfilled her lifelong dream of working in the medical field. (more…)

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Watch: Family of hiplife artist, Scizo officially confirms his death and announces funeral plans

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Ghana music ruled West Africa in the 70s, the system is not helping now- Sam George

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D-Flex to perform ‘AFROFEST 2022’ in Canada

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Music Africa of Canada Inc, organizers of ”AFROFEST 2022” has chosen Ghanaian prolific singer D-Flex to represent Ghana and perform at this year’s AFROFEST which is scheduled to take place on July 8 – 10 at woodbine Park, Toronto.

The sensational musician who is very known for releasing hit songs has productively and consistently been releasing hit songs throughout his music career.

According to a reliable source, The Ghanaian most admired musician was chosen to represent Ghana due to his outstanding and mesmeric performance last year, as well as other salient factors put into consideration by the organizers.

Additionally, he has a new song titled ”Odo Lastic” which features Liberian superstar which was released just a month ago and is currently the hit song in Ghana, and the most trending song in the African continent.

Congratulations to D-Flex for lifting the flag of Ghana higher and putting Ghana on the global map as well.

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