Dubai-born Nigerian Instagram movie star Ramon Abass alias Hushpuppi and his gang defrauded victims of AED 1.6b (N168billion), the Emirati Police stated on Thursday.
Hushpuppi, the police stated, was arrested alongside 12 different members of his gang at completely different Dubai residences in an operation codenamed “Fox Hunt 2,” after 4 months of trailing their actions and actions.
According to info posted on the official Twitter deal with of the Dubai Police Force, United Arab Emirates (UAE), the gang defrauded 1,926,400 folks the world over by hacking company emails, cloning the accounts to divert funds meant for the unique corporations.
It stated valuables estimated at AED150m had been recovered from them together with 13 luxurious automobiles value about AED35 million (N3.7billion).
In a brief video displaying footage of the operation, a narrator stated: “Six raids had been carried out concurrently whereas the suspects had been sleeping of their Dubai residences. After months of investigating and hours of monitoring the gang’s social media accounts, a crew of extremely educated Dubai Police officers was capable of affirm the gang’s whereabouts and fraudulent actions.
“The Nigerian Instagram movie star, who was arrested on a number of fraud fees for crimes dedicated in several elements of the world, boasted about his wealth and costly possession on social media, claiming he’s a profitable businessman.
“Little did Abass know that Dubai E-police had been monitoring his each transfer and taking word of all his social media actions.
“Thirteen luxurious automobiles value 35m Dirhams had been purchased by Hushpuppi and his gang utilizing the cash they stole from their victims,” the police stated.