A short film released by Dubai police detailing how it tailed and arrested a gang of online fraudsters including socialites, Hushpuppi and Woodberry has sparked outrage from many Nigerians on social media.
According to the narrator in the four-minute film released on June 25, the operation which led to the arrest of 12 fraudsters was for about four months.
Six raids were carried out simultaneously while some of them were asleep in their Dubai apartments.
Dubai police was able to track down Hushpuppi and his gang after months of investigating and monitoring their social media activities.
Little did Hushpuppi know that while he was flaunting his luxurious cars, clothings, and other items, Dubai police was taking note of all his activities.
The film narrator stated that fake pages for existing websites were created by the gang to redirect any payments to their bank accounts.
They also hacked corporate emails and sent fake messages to victims, redirecting financial transfer and important documents.
Hushpuppi and his fellow fraudsters have defrauded 1,926,400 victims over the years.
He has since been the topic of discuss, making the No 1 trending topic on Twitter.
See some reactions from Nigerians on Twitter below;
If you convert 1Billion,600 million Dirham to Naira it will give you 168,823,414,720 Naira.
Hushpuppi got this much by scamming almost 2million people and all he does is post on the internet and Laugh at Nigerian Youth that are Hustling Legally.
He deserved what he got.
— CHIEF, THE DADDY™🦁👳 (@Chief_umar) June 25, 2020
Officers seized Dh150 million ($40.9 million) cash, 13 luxury cars worth Dh25 million ($6.8 million) obtained from crime, and confiscated 21 computers and 47 smartphones from Hushpuppi.
Can’t even imagine how many families have suffered because of his greed. Sigh. 😔💔💔💔 https://t.co/OCxxlzpCEN
— Moji Sensei Delano (@MojiDelanoBlog) June 25, 2020
When Hushpuppi gets to jail and tries to be selfish with that big booty
Other prisoners: pic.twitter.com/AiUpBJTJYJ
— F A I T H (@Retiredsars) June 25, 2020
Out of the 1.9million people defrauded by hushpuppi. Some would have lost their lives. Some had to restart from the scratch. Some are in lifetime emotional trauma. Some in Coma, While man just come to Instagram flaunting illegal wealth with aspire to perspire quotes.
— Duke of Ibadan 🀄️ (@AsiwajuLerry) June 25, 2020
My friend’s Dad got defrauded of a sum close to 22 million naira in 2010.
Man had stroke, got hospitalised, deteriorated day after day till he died.
This was a very strong and successful business man.
See, Hushpuppi & his cohorts should rot in jail.
— Chima Ihueze, MD (@IhuezeMD) June 25, 2020
Hushpuppi and crew defrauded close to 2million victims as in 1.9million human beings?? Ahh nkan bee oo!! Things dey happen.
— Tomiwa Talabi (@itsTomiwa) June 25, 2020
How Hushpuppi could comfortably show off his flamboyant lifestyle knowing he ripped peoples off their hard earned money really baffles me. Close to 2m ppl! I thought this only happens in movies. Everyday for the theif, one day for the owner 🚶
— Dr Toolz (@toolzbabe) June 25, 2020
Someone said Hushpuppi might get an offer to work for the FBI or CIA since he’s a very good hacker. I believe so too. All he needs is a CV review from Ogbeni Dipo.
— Efam Harris™ (@iefamharris) June 25, 2020
Money is never enough.
If Hushpuppi wasn’t caught this time,he’d still be out there looking for more people to scam.
The foundation of a fulfilled life still lies in contentment. Be contented while working legally to get more.
— Bright (@Bright_Uchemadu) June 25, 2020
Hushpuppi defrauded 1.9million families. Some might have been depressed while others have lost access to basic means of living and he had the audacity to be flaunting his flamboyant lifestyle on top money he didn’t sweat for, building steps to his own arrest. Devil wicked sha.
— Abdool Moh (@abdool_moh) June 25, 2020
1.9million people defrauded and you still flaunt wealth on social media? Lmao
That baba wey dey behind Hushpuppi go bad gan, jaruma sef still dey learn work
— Ọkọ Jemima Ọsunde 💦 (@theolaoflagos_) June 25, 2020
Me Trying to Pronounce the whole money Hushpuppi Stole In naira. pic.twitter.com/bJgBSzn5K6
— Sheylex™❁ (@djsheylex) June 25, 2020
Hushpuppi investigation started by drawing attention with his IG lifestyle and not bcos Dubai police had any prove of fraud on him, took them only 4 months, meanwhile baba was busy pressing people necks & fighting celebs on IG. Uncle dug his own grave & pressed self destruct
— YH (@Yemihazan) June 25, 2020
Scammed almost 2 million people of 1.6 billion Dirham that’s 168 billion Naira😭
Imagine the pain and anguish he has caused to alot of homes and families…
Hushpuppi deserves to rot in jail tbh.
Every day for the Thief…….
— 🙏 (@Zaddy_Clinton) June 25, 2020
Hushpuppi defrauded over 1.9 million people of their hard earned money
Not 10 clients ooo, 1.9 million people with families, some might gave fallen into depression because one puppy wants to sleep in a gucci store
Somebody will come and say Pray for Hushpuppi
YOU DE MENT !!
— Obong Roviel 👑 (@ObongRoviel) June 25, 2020
Hushpuppi scammed almost 2 million people.
Dubai police tracked him and others using his social media accounts
It is one thing to be a thief, it is another thing to be a very loud thief.
— Aproko Doctor (@aproko_doctor) June 25, 2020
Omo so them hushpuppi and co have defrauded more than 1.9 Million people.
Bruhhh, 1.9 Million souls have lost their money and wealth so a few handful of people can live a grandiose lifestyle.
See how the Dubai police did action film on their matter.
— Pastor Ola ✨ (@Biisi96) June 25, 2020
“Pray for Hushpuppi” BLOCKED
“Nobody holy pass” BLOCKED
“Use this same energy on our politicians” BLOCKED
“They’re avenging our forefathers” BLOCKED
Any unreasonable Okoto trying to defend that thief that defrauded over 2million people=BLOCKED
You can go be foolish elsewhere.
— Edmund 💉 (@EdmundOris) June 25, 2020
✰ Y’all see the amount of lives hushpuppi just destroyed by taking away their hard earned money. To some people it’s all fun and games till you’re the one affected. I pray he gets the justice he deserves Cos honestly you must not have a heart to be able to do all that.
— Ug (@JustinUG_) June 25, 2020
Just so we are clear, the lesson from Hushpuppi and Woodberry’s arrest isn’t to be low-key while doing fraud, the lesson is NOT to engage in fraud. ATALL. 🚫🚫🚫‼️‼️‼️
— Moji Sensei Delano (@MojiDelanoBlog) June 25, 2020