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Why Hushpuppi’s Account Is Still Active Despite Being In Custody

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The social media platform, Instagram has revealed why the account of popular internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly called Hushpuppi is still active.

The platform noted that Hushpuppi is free to use his account in as much he does not represent dangerous organizations or individuals.

Hush or Ray Hushpuppi (born October 11, 1982) is a Nigerian Instagram celebrity who is facing criminal charges in the United States for conspiracy to launder money obtained from business email compromise frauds and other scams, including schemes that defrauded a U.S. law firm of about $40M, illegally transferred $14.7M from a foreign financial institution and targeted to steal $124M from an English football club until his arrest.

Hushpuppi is currently in detention in the United States for financial offences bordering on wire fraud, to which he has pleaded guilty.

The Instagram celebrity if found guilty may face a 20-year jail term.

The United States Attorney’s Office at the Central District of California disclosed that the confessed fraudster will be sentenced in late October 2021.

The court also said  it  has directed the FBI to arrest the suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari following his alleged role in a $1m scam allegedly carried out by Hushpuppi and five others.

The court said, “A U.S. Magistrate Judge has issued arrest warrants for the defendants in the case, including Mr Kyari. This is a standard operating procedure in nearly all of the criminal cases filed by this office.”

Meanwhile, Instagram revealed that it has an established process with law enforcement and a policy on “inmate takedown requests” in place for prisoners active on the platform.

Though, Abbas has not posted on Instagram which had 2.5 million followers since June 2020, however, his followers marked his 39th birthday on September 4

 

Written by: Busayo Babs

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