UAE’s online newspaper, The National reported on Wednesday that embattled Instagram celebrity, Hushpuppi is set to be prosecuted for multiple fraud crimes.
Hushpuppi, whose real name is Raymond Abbas, was arrested by Dubai Police on June 10, and he has been charged with obtaining money from others through fraudulent means.
The Instagram celebrity is currently being questioned by prosecutors at the Bur Dubai section.
According to the report, security officers in the emirate arrested Hushpuppi and 12 others for online fraud that targets companies and individuals.
“They would send out letters from email addresses almost identical to those of legitimate companies, targeting customers of these companies, with the purpose of diverting payments to themselves,” a senior prosecutor said.
“Initial information includes that he was part of this gang which fraudulently obtained cash and cars from people.
“His statement was taken by prosecution but this is just the beginning of prosecution investigations.”
The 38-year-old suspect is also said to be wanted for fraud crimes in Europe, the United States and Nigeria.
Omotola Apologizes For Her Insensitive Tweet About The Lekki Tollgate Shooting
Popular Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has apologized for her insensitive remark about the Lekki Tollgate shooting.
Information Nigeria recalls the actress drew backlash after she warned people against sensationalising the unfortunate incident via Twitter.
The actress tweeted;
“If People died during the Lekki Toll Assault , let their people speak out please and if there were No deaths then enough with the sensationalization because it does not remove from the Crime that happened. PEACEFUL PROTESTERS WERE ATTACKED. WHY? BY WHOM ! #EndImpunityinNigeria.”
Nigerians slammed the actress over the tweet which she has now deleted.
Reacting to the backlash, the film star tendered an apology to those who were offended by her words and she also tried to make amends.
The actress mentioned that her tweet was “misunderstood” as she owned up to her mistake.
“I hope you know I don’t doubt people died ! I hope you understand that we need to collate these now and not continue with the I’m dissapointed I’m leaving talks. Get Angry again. We Can’t stop”, she added.
The mother of four also re-shared a video released by one of the eyewitness of the massacre, DJ Switch in which she recalled the tragic incident.
Taking to Instagram, Omotola posted a video released by a doctor at Doren hospital who said multiple victims of the Lekki shootings were brought in and one died from a gunshot wound to the heart.
See her posts below:
Actress Doris Ogala Calls Out Uche Elendu For Allegedly Lying That Her Store Was Looted
Information Nigeria recalls Elendu took to her Instagram page on Wednesday, where she shared a couple of photos of the shop that was vandalized and ransacked.
Reacting to the post, Ogala called out her colleague and she advised her to speak the truth unless she would be exposed.
According to the actress, the shops do not belong to Elendu.
In her words;
This is not nice.. I know the owners of those shops.. this is pure deceit.. people should stop taking advantage of the situation.. ah ah.. we lost a lot of people.. kindly mention the shop owners.. if not I’ll repost and expose it..”
See her post below:
#LekkiMassacre: “Some Victims Are Unable To Receive Treatment Due To Lack Of X-ray Machine” – IK Osakioduwa Raises Alarm
Media personality, IK Osakioduwa, has called for help for victims of the Lekki Tollgate shootings.
Taking to Twitter, the media personality explained most of the victims are unable to receive proper treatments in the hospital due to lack of X-ray machines.
In his words;
“Some of the gun shot victims from the Lekki Toll shooting have been at Grandville Trauma centre (Opposite VGC) unable to take the bullets out because they need X-rays done. Please reply if you know a hospital that has an X-ray machine and technician present.
“Unfortunately if We don’t find them a place to get that X-ray done, the hospital will be unable to hold them indefinitely. They have too many patients that need help.”
See his tweets below:
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