Raymond Abbas, known online as Hushpuppi, was arrested by Dubai police

Instagram influencer ‘Hushpuppi’ arrested amid claims of £350million global cyberscam

Detectives found £30m in cash at Dubai home

An Instagram influencer who attracted millions of followers with pictures of a glamorous jet-setting lifestyle has been arrested by Dubai police amid claims of a £350m cyberscam.

Raymond Abbas – a Nigerian known to his 2.4 million Instagram followers as “Hushpuppi” – was detained on Thursday night as part of an investigation into money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking and scamming.

Eleven other suspects were detained during coordinated early morning raids in an operation comprised of officers from the FBIInterpol and Dubai police. Detectives seized more than 150 million dirham (£30 million) when they swooped on the 38-year-old’s apartment as he slept.

Investigators allege Abbas, a former second-hand clothes trader in Nigeria‘s capital Lagos, used his Instagram account to project a billionaire’s luxurious lifestyle to attract followers and lure in potential victims.

Officers say they found the email addresses of nearly two million victims on dozens of phones, computers and hard drives. More than a dozen luxury cars were seized in the raid along with suitcases full of cash.

“After verifying available information, the team [tracked] the gang including ‘Hushpuppi’, who celebrated his wealth via social media…under a businessman facade, in an attempt to lure victims from all over the world,” Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, director of the criminal investigation department of Dubai Police, said in a statement.

“The suspects also targeted victims overseas by creating fake websites for well-known companies and banks in a bid to steal victims’ credit card information and then launder the stolen money.”

Investigators say they recovered documents evidencing fraud “on a global scale” worth 1.6 billion dirham (£352 million).

The operation, codenamed Fox Hunt 2, came after months of investigation into the group’s activities. Mr Al Jallaf said that detectives in the anti-cybercrime task force were able to track down gang members through false accounts they had created on social media.

Mr Abbas, whose arrest reportedly came after he added a white Rolls Royce to his fleet of luxury cars, once posted a video of himself throwing $100 bills as confetti at a wedding.

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It is understood that a large proportion of the alleged victims reside in the US, but Mr Abbas is also accused of committing fraud in Europe, America and Nigeria, according to police. He claims to be a property developer but many in Nigeria have become sceptical of his meteoric rise from clothes trader to billionaire real-estate tycoon, according to local media.

Mr Abbas previously said he posted photos of his lavish lifestyle to Instagram to help inspire others.

“I post a few of these things so that someone can see my page someday and decide not to give up,” he wrote in one post.

Dubai media reports that Mr Abbas will be extradited to Nigeria to face charges and his arrest is being used as a warning to deter other would-be scammers. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari vowed to crack down on scammers after assuming office in 2015, citing the country’s growing problem with the issues

His spokesperson told The Times: “The action of a single Nigerian is not the action of all Nigerians . . . who are hardworking and honest people. We should not be tagged ‘fraudulent people’ for the misdeeds of a few.”

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The rise and fall of the Bakassi Boys

The Bakassi Boys are a group of Nigerian youth vigilantes known for their use of sorcery and dark magic or Juju as commonly used in the Nigerian slang to curb crime more efficiently and ultimately eliminate all forms of vices in the south-eastern region of Nigeria, which according to the vigilante group includes robberies, ritual killings, kidnaping, and ironically even the practice of dark magic itself, as can be observed in the case of the charismatic Eddy Nawgu, an alleged false prophet and occultist whom they killed and beheaded.

The Bakassi Boys are usually armed with machetes and guns and an array of black magic artifacts and Juju worn around their body. They operate in the Igbo area of Nigeria and have been accused of extrajudicial killings of suspected petty thieves, armed robbers, ritual killers, murderers, corrupt persons, and generally anyone they considered evil. The manner in which they knew or discovered if one was evil or not was by the use of dark magic in which they placed a magical silver- colored machete on the chest of any suspicious person, and if the machete’s color changed from silver to blood red it meant the person had committed a heinous crime at some point in their life, and invariably such a person would be killed immediately.

In the south-eastern part of Nigeria, especially Anambra State, they still enjoy popular support in the areas where they operate because the vices in the region have been greatly reduced since the inception of the vigilante group in 1998. According to publications by various Nigerian media houses, their greatest metaphysical power was their ability to be immune to gunshot wounds, even when shot multiple times at close range, they wouldn’t flinch nor sustain any injuries. This metaphysical power was referred to as Odeshi amongst the Igbo people of Nigeria. Odeshi is an Igbo word that means “It does not leak” or “it would not leak”, which meant if anyone shot them with a gun it wouldn’t pierce their skins hence their blood would not leak.

The Bakassi Boys have now rebranded and are now Anambra Vigilante Services (AVS) and have had their activities reduced significantly.

OUR NIGERIAN HISTORY

Eddie Nawgu (born Edwin Okeke) was a Nigerian self-proclaimed “prophet of God” and Occult practitioner. He was popularly known in the mid-1990s as “Eddy Nawgu” amongst the igbo speaking people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. His nickname “Eddie na Nawgu” came about because he was from the Nawgu community, a town situated in the Dunukofia LGA of Anambra State, Nigeria.

Early life
He was born in Anambra State which is located in the eastern region of Nigeria, a geographical location and settlement inhabited predominantly by the Igbo speaking people of Nigeria.

Ministry
At the young age of 29, Eddie “Nawgu” Okeke claimed he had been touched by the Biblical God and was given the ability to “see” and “perceive” what the ordinary human eye or other four senses could not intercept, shortly after he began his ministry, he built a church-like structure and named it ‘Anioma Healing Centre’ he stated that the reasons for creating the ‘Anioma Healing Centre’ was to heal the sick people in the community and restore hope to people who had thought previously that their existence on earth was meaningless and was without bearing. The physical location of the ‘Anioma Healing Center’ was at his compound in his community at Nawgu, Anambra State.

Recognition
During the mid-1990s in Onitsha, Anambra State, Eddie Nawgu had started to grow famous, as he had some how managed to gather a good percentage of the community as followers, who thought of him as a charismatic religious leader and also it seemed the “Prophet” kept to his words as tales of how he had enriched and bettered the lives of various individuals began to spread.

Personal life
He was married to a certain Joyce Okeke and had a sum total of 8 children.

Controversy
In the year 1999/2000, Eddie, the self-proclaimed prophet of God had become a person of interest in numerous crimes committed not only in the community, but across Anambra state as a whole. As a result, he had begun to attract the attention of the Bakassi Boys; a vigilante security group which was set-up and spearheaded under the tenure of Chinwoke Mbadinuju, former governor of Anambra state, as anarchy had soaked deep into the land.

The Bakassi Boys weren’t like any other vigilante group because they supposedly harnessed very great “metaphysical powers” to aid them in intercepting thieves and law breakers in general.

Eddie Nawgu had been accused of kidnapping, aiding & abetting infamous criminals, partaking in rituals involving use of human body parts, i.e. (the human skull) illegal possession of firearms and human sacrifice. This took him to the top of their “most wanted list”.

Sorcery
The Bakassi Boys who had been credited for being able to apprehend every defaulter of the law with minimal effort due to their supposed “metaphysical abilities” had come to meet their match when they failed 13 times in attempt to capture Eddie Nawgu, and when at their wits end, they thought it wise to invite their supreme leader named, “Ngwuro” to help in the capture of this menace.

The capture of Eddie was indeed difficult because the self-proclaimed “Prophet” was, as reported by the Nigerian media; a sorcerer who allegedly could defy the rules of Physics and had the ability to teleport; that is to say; he supposedly could instantaneously move from a point A to a point B regardless of distance and also could achieve this feat without physically walking. (see:teleportation)

As a result of this, his apprehension was tagged the most difficult for the vigilante group. Not until the intervention from their leader “Ngwuro” who managed to strip the sorcerer of his alleged mystic abilities were they able to finally capture the self-proclaimed prophet of God.

Eddie “Nawgu” Okeke’s alias was “Alusi N’eje Uka” this literary when translated to the English language means “The Deity Who Goes To Church”.

Confession and death
Eddie Nawgu, when apprehended on the 14th trial by the vigilante group, was taken to their base of operation for further questioning and interrogation. His release to the Nigerian police was vehemently opposed as the Bakassi boys argued the police could easily be influenced.

High-profile government workers and officials allegedly interceded for the release of Eddie Nawgu as reported by the head of the vigilante group; Mr.Ngwuro. Although, the names of these officials were never mentioned, it wasn’t impossible that this sort of request was made by the elite individuals in the Nigerian society as the Nigerian media had severally reported long before he was captured that Eddie had become closely associated with a good number of influential persons.

During his stay as prisoner in the apartment of the Bakassi Boys he allegedly made startling confessions and acknowledged he was guilty of human sacrifice. He was eventually beheaded by the Bakassi Boys at the Ochanja Market in Anambra state, Nigeria.

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Five things that leads to broken marriages.

1) Lack of intimacy. Well we all know what I mean by lack of intimacy but to make it clear enough I don’t mean anything sexual. As a husband when last did you have a heart felt speech with your wife??? Where you’d tell her things you consider a secret to yourself, as a wife when last did you have a heart felt speech with your husband??? Where you’d talk about things you’d only tell your girlfriends and your mom. I know of a couple that only have a 30mins conversation when they a have a problem on deck or when they want to plan ahead of something. As a man your Spouse is supposed to be your best friend not one NIGGA. She is entitled to know and keep your biggest and deepest secrets which might be hard cause most men still live on a stereotype which says “you’ve to handle things all by yourself to prove you’re a man to the society”, but I’m letting it known to you that marrying her also meant agreeing to let her into your shell. As a woman your spouse is supposed to be your only gossip mate not one lady or your mom. He is meant to carry you and by that I mean your thoughts, plans, secrets, pains, agony, Embarrassment, dreams and future but how is he supposed to do this if he has no clue??? Sometimes ladies be so secretive and still complain that their husbands don’t get or know them enough, Babe you have to open your eyes he is not some sort of God, you’ve to tell him things for him to know he can’t read your mind just like you’d want him to, tell him how you dislike that single female neighbour coming around tell him how you feel uncomfortable alone with his male best friend HE NEEDS TO KNOW. In summary STOP SHUTTING YOUR SPOUSE OUT, its not gonna help you nor your marriage.

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Igbo’s culture

Igbo culture (Ọmenala ndị Igbo) are the customs, practices and traditions of the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria. It comprises archaic practices as well as new concepts added into the Igbo culture either by cultural evolution or by outside influence. These customs and traditions include the Igbo people’s visual art, music and dance forms, as well as their attire, cuisine and language dialects. Because of their various subgroups, the variety of their culture is heightened further.

The Igbo peoples have a melodic and symphonic musical style, which they designed from forged iron. Other instruments include opi otherwise known as Oja a wind instrument similar to the flute, igba, and ichaka.

Another popular musical form among Igbo people is highlife, which is a fusion of jazz and traditional music and widely popular in West Africa. The modern Igbo highlife is seen in the works of Prince Nico Mbarga Dr Sir WarriorOliver De CoqueBright Chimeziecelestine ukwu and Chief Osita Osadebe, who are some of the greatest Igbo highlife musicians of the twentieth century. There are also other notable Igbo highlife artists, like the Mike Ejeagha, Paulson Kalu, Ali Chukwuma, Ozoemena Nwa Nsugbe.

Anti-Igbo Sentiment

Anti Igbo sentiment refers to the discrimination and hostility in Nigeria that exists towards Igbo people or their culture.

1966 anti-Igbo pogrom

The 1966 anti-Igbo pogrom was a series of massacres committed against Igbo people and other people of southern Nigerian origin living in northern Nigeria starting in May 1966 and reaching a peak after 29 September 1966. Between 8,000 and 30,000 Igbos and easterners have been estimated to have been killed. A further 1 million Igbos fled the Northern Region into the East. in response to the killings some northerners were massacred in Port Harcourt and other eastern cities. These events led to the secession of the eastern Nigerian region and the declaration of the Republic of Biafra, which ultimately led to the Nigeria – Biafra war.