Hushpuppi Has Tarnished Nigeria’s Image, Fraud Does Not Represent Who We Are – Abike Dabiri-Erewa

July 9, 2020
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The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has declared that fraud does not represent who we are as Nigerians.

Dabiri-Erewa who made the declaration in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, also lamented the effect of cyber crime on the image of Nigeria.

The NiDCOM boss said that the arrest of Raymond Abbas aka Hushpuppi and his cohorts in cybercrime, has dented the image of Nigeria before the global scene.

She also cautioned Nigerians against committing crime and flaunting it like alleged cybercriminal, Hushpuppi did on Instagram.

“Committing crime and still having the audacity to show off like Ramon Igbalode aka Hushpuppi. This is really denting our image as a people.

“But like I always say, fraud does not represent who we are as Nigerians; hardworking, dedication and commitment is what we, as a country are known for,” Dabiri-Erewa added.

KanyiDaily had reported how Hushpuppi and his 10 gang members were arrestedin the United Arab Emirate, Dubai on June 10, 2020, for defrauding over 1.9 million victims to the tune of $435.6 million (N168 billion).

On Friday, July 4, 2020, Hushpuppi was charged with the conspiracy to commit money laundering before a United States court, one for which he could get a maximum jail term of 20 years if convicted.

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