Hushpuppi: How FBI arrest 3 Nigerians who helped Husppupi steal $1.1m

 Hushpuppi: How FBI arrest 3 Nigerians who helped Husppupi steal $1.1m


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US Authorities alleged that Hushpuppi used  part of the $1.1m to buy $230,000 wrist watch.

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) says they have arrested three Nigerians in America who helped Raymond ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas steal over $1.1m through wire fraud operation.


FBI arrested the three associates on 22 July on a case  where Hushpuppi is alleged to have used defrauded a businessman.


The three Nigerians arrested in America are:

1. Yusuf Adekinka Anifowoshe, a.k.a. “AJ,” 26, of Brooklyn, New York; 

2. Rukayat Motunraya Fashola, a.k.a. “Morayo,” 28, of Valley Stream, New York and 

3. Bolatito Tawakalitu Agbabiaka, a.k.a. “Bolamide,” 34, of Linden, New Jersey.

The three will appear at  Los Angeles court in August. 20 years imprisonments awaits them if they are guilty.


The businessman whose name is not mentioned  was arranging money to build schools for children in - Qatar.

The US lawmakers block the helicopter deal with Nigeria in a statement released by DoJ on 28 July, they say Hushpuppi confessed to the crime of money laundering and other offences which relate to Business Email Compromise (BEC) Schemes.


Also, they alleged Hushpuppi bribed a top police boss in Nigeria, Abba Kyari to arrest his fellow associate 40 years old Kelly Chibuzo Vincent.

Kyari has since denied bring part of the matter.

The DoJ document revealed that this was after Vincent tried to expose the operation and inform the alleged victim what they did to him.


Out of the over $1.1m, DoJ says Hushpuppi used $230,000 of the money to buy one Richard Mille RM11-03 wristwatch that he used to pose on his Instagram page.

US authorities also alleged that the 37 year old Huspuppi used some of the money to buy citizenship in St. Christopher and Nevis island country. He also arranged fake marriage certificate and bribed the government official in St. Kitts.

Raymond Abbas pleaded guilty.

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