The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has stated that the agency is closely working with the FBI in apprehending the partners of Ramoni Igbalode popularly known as Hushpuppi.
Hushpuppi who was recently arrested in Dubia by joint efforts of the Dubai police, Interpol, and FBI are being detained for offenses related to cybercrime.
It is alleged that the popular Instagram influencer is under custody for charges bothering on impersonation and diverting of funds meant for Covid-19 palliatives in America attuning to $35m.
The EFCC labeled Hushpuppi as “Nigeria’s most wanted hacker”, saying the commission was aware of his cybercrime exploits and money laundering activities.
Hushpuppi came into prominence for his luxury lifestyle and showmanship on social media making use of Instagram to display wealth.
His source of income which is not relatively known has always had people questioning its legitimacy.
News surrounding his arrest, however, did not get many people by surprise to his controversial way of spending money on choice hotels, expensive automobiles, and latest fashion designs.