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EFCC finally speaks on alleged involvement in Hushpuppi’s arrest

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has said the agency was not involved in the arrest of popular Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Raymond Igbalodely popularly known as Hushpuppi.

The disclosure was made by the chairman of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu, Premium Times reports.

Dove Bulletin recalls that Hushpuppi was arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) alongside his colleagues by International Police (Interpol) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for alleged fraud.

In an interview on TVC News Journalists Hangout, on Friday, June 12, Magu said: “We are yet to be involved in the case of Hushpuppi, but if they happen to give us this thing (details) we would assist.”

The EFCC boss said the anti-graft agency is not all about arrest and prosecution of internet fraudsters, but also involved in rehabilitating the suspects.

He said: “We are not all about arresting, prosecuting and chasing of internet fraudsters, and taking away the proceeds of their crime, but we are also trying to see wether we can rehabilitate them.

“Because most of this boys are either undergraduate or graduate from higher institutions, so they can be better people to our country.

“The menace of bioreports boys is also a course of concern, we are collaborating with other law enforcement agencies.”

In other news, the International Police (INTERPOL) Nigeria is making plans to extradite Instagram celebrity Raymond Igbalodely a.k.a. Hushpuppi from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Nigeria to face alleged multiple fraud charges.

The INTERPOL is also on the trail of other accomplices in the alleged fraud who are resident in Nigeria to bring them to justice.

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