International Police (INTERPOL) Nigeria, has confirmed the arrest of Raymond Igbalode a.k.a. Hushpuppi in Dubai.
Rumor of his arrest first hit the internet in the early hours of Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Commissioner of Police (CP) INTERPOL, Garba Umar, has now confirmed his arrest.
In a chat with TheNation, 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.”
According to reports, Hushpuppi and his accomplices in Nigeria, Dubai and other countries allegedly defrauded the U.S of over $100 million Covid Relief Funds meant for Americans in the battle against the economic impact coronavirus pandemic.
Hushpuppi have been trending on social media ever since the incident happened as some citizens claim his career is over.
Things got worse when pictures of the Instagram socialite in handcuffs surfaced online.
Self-acclaimed investigative journalists, Kemi Olunloyo also claimed that Hushpuppi’s properties have been seized by tge authorities.