Some Nigerians on Monday protested at the US Embassy in Abuja, demanding the arrest of some top politicians alleged to have business and other relationships with detained cybercriminal Raymond Abbas Igbalode, popularly known as Hushpuppy.

The protesters who gathered under the umbrella of Concerned Citizens Forum (CCF), called on authorities to investigate links between former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank and Senator Dino Melaye, among some other politicians.

Following the arrest of Hushpuppy in Dubai, social media users were entertained with pictures taken by the alleged cybercriminal with some prominent Nigerian politicians and businesses which triggered curious questions on what their relations were with the Hushpuppy.

Among those seen with him in the different pictures include Africa richest man Aliko Dangote, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Kaduna state governor, El-Rufai, Senator Dino Melaye and others.

Atiku Abubakar last week, through his media aide, Paul Ibe explained that he had no business whatsoever, with Hushpuppy.

He said hushpuppy met him at a public function that many Nigerians attended and requested to take pictures with him, which he obliged him.

But the group that protested Monday, held placards calling for the arrest of Atiku, Melaye, El-Rufai and others, including some other PDP members linked to the fraudster.

They thereafter submitted a letter to the US Ambassador and the Federal Bureau of Investigation calling for a thorough probe of Hushpuppi’s political allies.


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