As we say in Nigeria, ‘everyday is for the thief but one day is for the owner of the house,’
An unintelligent instagram post by Raymond Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi was what exposed the Nigerian suspected cybercriminal to the Interpol, which subsequently arrested him.
Hushpuppi was arrested in his Dubai apartment by members of the Interpol on allegations bordering on internet fraud and online scams running into millions of dollars.
After his arrest, Raymond Abbas was expedited to the United States of America where he has since been charged to court and then kept in custody on the order of a judge.
According to a recent video released by the Federal Bureau of Intelligence, FBI, which we have analysed, Hushpuppi made an instagram post showing how he spent a particular day, usually, in affluence.
He posted- “Started out my day having sushi down at Nobu in Monte Carlo, Monaco, then decided to book a helicopter to have… facials at the Christian Dior spa in Paris then ended my day having champagne in Gucci.”
But it was not the expensive nature of his spending that was the problem. It was the account he used.
Analyzing the post, The FBI then realized that the post had emanated from an Instagram account with the same email address and phone number Hushpuppi had used in the past to scam an unsuspecting victim of several millions of naira.
The Bureau therefore flagged the account and subsequently ordered his arrest.