The Dubai Police Force has stated that Ramon Abba (aka Hushpuppi) and his gang’s activities were monitored for about four months.
The police said a special team of police had been tracking Hushpuppi and all his team, adding that after arresting Hushpuppi, Woodberry, and 11 other members of his team, it was discovered that they committed fraud amounting to about 1.6 billion dirham (N168billion).
The group defrauded 1,926,400 people from different parts of the world.
The Dubai police said that Hushpuppi and his gang normally created fake pages for existing website and redirected victims payment to their own accounts. The criminal group also hack corporate emails and send fake messages to clients, redirecting financial transfers and bank details to their own accounts.
13 luxury cars estimated at about 35 million dirham (N3.7billion) were recovered from the gang.
“In less than just four months, the Dubai Police Force was able to solve the new operation dubbed: Fox Hunt 2, where 12 other gang members were also arrested.
“Six raids were carried out simultaneously, while the suspects were sleeping in their Dubai residences. After months of investigating and hours of monitoring the gang’s social media accounts, a team of highly-trained Dubai police officers were able to confirm the gang’s whereabouts and fraudulent activities.
“The Nigerian Instagram celebrity, who was arrested on multiple fraud charges for crimes committed in different parts of the world, boasted about his wealth and expensive possession on social media, claiming he is a successful businessman.
“Little did Abass (Hushpuppi) know that the Dubai E-police were tracking his every move and taking note of all his social media activities.”
Before their arrest, Abass (Hushpuppi) and his crew members were responsible for scams amounting to 1.6 billion dirham. The police officers were also able to seize items worth 150 million dirham after they claimed 21 computers, 47 smartphones, 15 storage devices and five hard disks containing data.
“Additionally, 13 luxury cars worth 25 million dirham were bought by Hushpuppi and his gang using the money stolen from people who had been scammed.”