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The news went viral on Wednesday 10th June 2020 that Nigerian billionaire, Hushpuppi, and his friend, Woodberry have been arrested in Dubai.
At the time of his arrest, not many details were known except for the fact that he was picked up by the Federal Bureau of Intelligence and the International Police in Dubai on Tuesday.
Well, more details are now coming out as to the real cause of their arrest in Dubai. And as suspected, it involves fraud and money laundering.
From what Ghpage has gathered, The Nigerian Big Boy, Hushpuppi, and his friends were involved in over 100 million dollars scam.
It’s believed that Hushpuppi and his friend who are part of a criminal scam ring from Nigerian diverted 35 million dollars meant for the purchase of Covid-19 test kits.
Not only that, but Hushpuppi and his team is also believed to have taken advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to claim unemployment benefits meant for Americans in many American states
Watch the video of International TV stations reporting about Hushpuppi below
Currently, Hushpuppi and his friend have been flown to the United States as investigations continue.