The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday called for the probe of some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders over their links to arrested fraudster Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi.
The APC however deliberately omitted the name of one of its leaders and Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai who should be listed as one of the ‘friends’ of the detained alleged cybercriminal.
According to reports from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Hushpuppy scammed over 2 million people worldwide and acquired a lot of wealth worth over billions of Dollars.
On Saturday, APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena said Atiku Abubakar-former PDP’s Presidential candidate, Bukola Saraki-former Senate President and former Speaker of the House of Representatives-Yakubu Dogara as well as Senator Dino Melaye should be probed over their association with Hushpuppy.
Nabena recalled that the PDP chieftains had met with the alleged fraudster in Dubai, prior to the 2019 presidential elections. He made the claim following the release on social media of pictures the PDP members took with Hushpuppy at various occasions.
Nabena however did not mention the name of Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna State who also took pictures with the alleged criminal.
Nabena in a statement urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to investigate the connection between PDP chieftains and Hushpuppy.
“Reports of the criminal connivance connecting the highest level of the resistance Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with Ramon Olorunwa Abbas otherwise called “Ray Hushpuppy” who was as of late captured alongside associate(s) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and extradites to the United States of America to confront preliminary over digital empowered misrepresentation and Business Email Compromise (BEC) plans ought to involve genuine enthusiasm to applicable experts in Nigeria.
“We note that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has just proclaimed the charged Instagram VIP needed over misrepresentation claims.
“Nonetheless, the EFCC, the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and other sister organizations must explore tax evasion reports connecting some PDP pioneers and lenders to the Dubai-based universal criminal ring,” Nabena wrote,
According to the APC spokesman-“That the PDP authority transformed Dubai into their “Key” meeting place in front of the 2019 general decisions in Nigeria and “Hushpuppy’s” fondness with the PDP administration isn’t insignificant fortuitous event.
“At various occasions, “Hushpuppy” was captured in a Dubai meeting with the PDP’s 2019 presidential up-and-comer, Alh. Atiku Abubakar; previous Senate President, Bukola Saraki; previous Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Senator Dino Melaye among other PDP stalwarts.
“While significant specialists examine the idea of their relationship and business organization, we additionally challenge the PDP administration to do likewise by opening up on the idea of the relationship, especially the sort of administrations the captured “Hushpuppy” gave them,” he said among other things.