Gist: Has Hushpuppi Represented Nigeria Well? – S Oreoluwa



Hushpuppi who is well-known for his sumptuous lifestyle on instagram. Ray Hushpuppi whose real name is Raymond Igbalodelt is a Dubai-based Nigerian socialite, he is best known for his extravagant lifestyle.

The Dubai-based flamboyant Nigerian was reportedly arrested in Dubai alongside his colleague woodberry by International Police(Interpol) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) for alleged fraud. Hushpuppi is a famous socialite with over 2million followers on Instagram, his page is well-known for its luxurious exhibition including; designers clothes, helicopters and super cars. He was arrested for hacking and impersonating unemployed US citizens to steal their government money.

Apparently, the group were being monitored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation following the massive increment of unemployment fraud in the system and Investigative journalist Kreb’s memo which alleged that the crime ring is exploiting the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis by flooding overwhelmed state unemployment offices with fake claims in the names of Americans who are still working. They were alleged to have filed in so many names of Native Americans who were still working to various state unemployment offices and collected money from the system.

They were accused of using information stolen from first responders, government personnel and school employees.

The Nation newspaper posted a news about Hushpuppi been extradited to Nigeria to face charges but it was debunked by investigative Journalist Kemi Olunloyo who shed more light on the story saying Hushpuppi isn’t a citizen of Nigeria therefore he’s been extradited to US where he’s a citizen and he’s going to be charged for unemployment fraud.

However, after his arrest most of his followers who have been supporting his extravagant lifestyle all went back and pushed the blame on him to face the consequences of his actions. Bobrisky posted on his page saying he stands with hushpuppi no matter th situation shading Instagram celebrity Mompha who has probably been happy of Hushpuppi arrest. When Mompha was arrested earlier in 2020, Hushpuppi posts for some days got everyone angry for Hushpuppi dissing Mompha, not knowing table would still turn and now Mompha is now doing same.

Update about Hushpuppi arrest would be served here daily.

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