Tag Archives: Fraud

Update: US Court Suspends Hushpuppi’s Trial Suspended Until 2021

A district judge in California has reportedly suspended the trial of Nigerian Internet celebrity Hushpuppi, which was earlier scheduled to commence this month. According to local media, the suspension, released on September 23 and containing the orders of Judge Otis Wright was as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Hushpuppi, whose real name is Ramon Abass, is being tried on…

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Buhari’s Aide Says Cyber Criminals, Unsuspecting Citizens Are Behind #EndSARS Campaign

Lauretta Onochie, the Personal Assistant to the President on Social Media, has insinuated that protests against the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) were coordinated by internet fraudsters. This is despite a complaint by the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, that the extrajudicial killings by SARS were disheartening. “The President and I have had discussions on this. He…

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Update: Hushpuppi’s Trial Set To Begin In U.S Over Alleged Cybercrime

Nigerian Instagram star, Ramon Abbas Igbalode, popularly known as “Hushpuppi“, has been arraigned in a court in California, United States, ahead of his trial on October 13. According to Premium Times, Hushpuppi pleaded not guilty to four counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering conspiracies, wire fraud, international money laundering and engaging in monetary transactions in…

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Bolanle Olukanni, Toolz & More Nigerians React To Diezani’s Comments On “Yahoo Yahoo Boys”

Media personalities, Bolanle Olukanni and Toolz have joined other Nigerians including President Buhari’s aide, Bashir Ahmad to react to the recent comments from former Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke on internet fraudsters known in local parlance as “Yahoo Yahoo boys.” Diezani while delivering a lecture at a virtual conference held on Friday, August 7, had condemned fraud, saying…

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Diezani Says ‘Yahoo Yahoo Boys’ Have Become Role Models In Nigerian Society

Ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has expressed that societal values have collapsed to the extent that internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo Boys’ have become role models in Nigeria. The embattled former politician made her remarks while delivering a lecture at a virtual event on fatherhood and Ijaw women participation in politics. The event held on Friday, August…

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Alleged Fraud: Social Media Star, Adeherself Released After Meeting Bail Conditions

Social media star, Adedamola Adewale, popularly known as Adeherself has regained freedom following her arraignment in court on a one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents. Adeherself, who has been remanded in the custody of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) since July 7, recently met all her bail conditions after Justice Sherifat Solebo granted her N500,000 bail in a ruling…

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Alleged Fraud: US Court Dismisses Case Against Hushpuppi’s Co-Defendant, Woodberry

A U.S court has granted dismissal of the fraud case against Olalekan Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry who was arrested alongside Instagram celebrity, Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas. Recall that Prosecutors accused Woodberry of tricking a Chicago company into sending wire transfers totalling $15.2 million. Also victims of the fraud were other companies based in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, New York and…

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Update: Hushpuppi Set To Face Trial In California Over Alleged Fraud

Instagram celebrity, Ramoni Abbas Igbalode, popularly known as Hushpuppi has been transferred to California over his cybercrime allegations, weeks after hiring top Chicago lawyer, Gal Pissetzky as his attorney. Recall that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) accused Hushpuppi of funding his extravagant lifestyle from “hundreds of millions of dollars” from business email compromise frauds and other scams. Hushpuppi…

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EFCC Opposes Bail For Social Media Star, Adeherself Over Alleged Fraud

An Ikeja Special Offences Court has been reportedly urged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) to deny Nigerian social media star, Adedamola Adewale aka Adeherself bail. Mr. Samuel Daji, the lead prosecuting counsel for the anti-graft agency, made the plea on Monday, July 13, during Adewale’s bail hearing on a charge of possession of fraudulent documents,…

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Hushpuppi Reportedly Denied Bail In The US Over Alleged Cybercrime

Suspected international fraudster, Ramon Abbas Igbalode, popularly known Hushpuppi has been denied bail in the United States in spite of his lawyer, Gal Pissetzky insisting that his job as an Instagram celebrity paid for the $10,000 monthly rent on his luxury Dubai flat. His lawyers had applied for him to leave jail with an electronic tag and live with the…

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