The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday released a statement over the arrest of a social media sensation and self-proclaimed real estate developer, Ramoni Igbalode, popularly known as Hushpuppi for alleged money laundering, cybercrime, and connection with a $35million ventilator scam.
Reports of his arrest made the rounds on social media earlier this week, claiming he was arrested for hacking into the United States unemployed database and impersonating citizens qualified for unemployment funds.
In a statement shared on their official Twitter account, this is what EFFC is saying about his arrest:
Ray Hushpuppi Has A Case To Answer With EFCC
Nigerian most-wanted hacker, Ramoni Igbalode, alias Ray hushpuppy, recently arrested by the International Police (Interpol) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has considerable cases of cyber crimes being investigated by the EFCC.
Commission is familiar with grisly details of his money laundering transactions, involving many high-profile cyber criminals facing trial in Nigeria.
The Commission is engaging with the FBI in tracing victims of his fraudulent transactions and other fraudsters having direct involvement with him. Local cyber criminals with money laundering networks with him, are also being investigated.
Hushpuppi was arrested on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 in United Arab Emirates in connection with $35million ventilator scam.