Hushpuppi Allegedly Tried To Steal £100m From A Premier League Club

Hushpuppi is a popular Nigerian Instagram celebrity [image via Tiwtter]

Nigerian Instagram celebrity Hushpuppi (Ramon Olorunwa Abbas) has appeared in court in the US and charged with running a global scam which allegedly targeted a Premier League club, Sky News reports.

Hushpuppi was arrested alongside his close friend and alleged accomplice, Woodberry, from their home in Dubai last month by agents of the FBI and Dubai Police following months of investigation led by the FBI.

Photo of Hushpuppi being arrested by Dubai Police

A video released by the Dubai Police, explains that Hushpuppi had been monitored for close to 4 months using his Instagram to track his whereabouts in an Operation dubbed “Fox Hunt 2”.

He has since been transferred to the US and appeared in court in Chicago where charges have been filed against him and others for fraud and cybercrime offences.

Photo of Hushpuppi flaunting his extravagant lifestyle (image via Instagram//@Hushpuppi)

In documents presented to the court, it is alleged that Hushpuppi and others conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from other fraudulent schemes and computer intrusions, including one scheme to steal £100m (GHS 725 million) from an English Premier League soccer club.

The Premier League club, however, is not identified in the criminal complaint.

If convicted of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, Hushpuppi would face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

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source: kuulpeeps.com

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