A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted reports suggesting that Hushpuppi, a Dubai based Nigerian big boy has been reportedly arrested for an alleged $35 million by Interpol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Naija News understands that a short video clip published on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, had its caption suggesting that Hushpuppi was arrested alongside his close friend and alleged accomplice, Woodberry from their palatial home in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
According to reports, Hushpuppi and Mr Woodbery’s arrest was as a result of months of investigation by the FBI following a fraudulent deal that involved Hushpuppi and his crew. The caption of the video, says Hushpuppi and his crew collected the sum of $35 million for Coronavirus (COVID-19) ventilator.
Shey na True say FBI arrest HUSHPUPPI ???? pic.twitter.com/DzLykLNjxe
— AOS (@Alh_os) June 9, 2020
The video was captioned: “See as they pack them!!! They chop COVID-19 ventilator money $35 million dollars!!! Jesus is not sleeping. FBI had to get involved!!! COVID-19 has cause wahala!”
Oh boy!!! Bye Bye to Hush Puppi pic.twitter.com/lIYkgL4BLr
— She (@17_xcx) June 9, 2020
Naija News understands that the reports quoted insiders to have confirmed that Hushpuppi and Mr Woodbery were arrested today, 02:00 pm Dubai time. Insiders say that Hushpuppi’s phone has been switched off since the time the arrest was made.
Moments after the news broke, Nigerians took to social media to air their opinions on the alleged arrest.
Naija News captured some of the reactions below…
Interpol needs to do better tbh. Why Hushpuppi and his friends alone? What about Hazard, Dembele, and Alexis Sanchez? These frauds should be arrested please.
— IZY || Israel (@izybaby01) June 9, 2020
Hushpuppi in court explaining what led him to this path in life pic.twitter.com/PjGt3Ect1E
— Ify (@Samuel_Anene) June 10, 2020
Hushpuppi: Mompha, Interpol don arrest me o. I need your help bro.
— Omoniyi Israel (@__Omoissy) June 10, 2020
Interpol : what is your work
Hushpuppi: I am into real estate, you can ask mompha.
— Oluwajedalo (@black_jedd) June 9, 2020
Judge : Mr Hushpuppi, are there any other names?
Hushpuppi.; Hazard, Vinicius, Coutinho, Joao Felix, Jovic pic.twitter.com/Sdnd6PEaZA
— Kanye East ( Ofe Nkupu ) (@AnaduAustin__) June 9, 2020
After Hushpuppi, Hazard should be next on interpol list of frauds
— YH (@Yemihazan) June 9, 2020
Their godfather and mentor hushpuppi has been arrested by Interpol.
Boys don dey delete photos for iG, dey deactivate iG account .. I thought y’all were trading bitcoin and Giftcards pic.twitter.com/rkJ3QNat7H
— Emmanuel Alexander Obi (@JustEmmah_) June 9, 2020
“Niggas hating for whatever reason”
Hushpuppi out soon Mashallah pic.twitter.com/lEpwchm5yM
— OMO (@nnamdeee) June 10, 2020
Hushpuppi when he got nabbed by FBI pic.twitter.com/VkGgO0huR7
— Aros (@Damii_aros) June 9, 2020
When Dubai send Hushpuppi back to Nigeria.
Nigeria police pic.twitter.com/iaEUIEqyLE
— .. (@classicalphilip) June 10, 2020
I’m very sure Alex Mahone lead the Interpol team that busted hush puppi pic.twitter.com/FmU3fIW7bx
— NUMERO UNO (@olamizzy) June 9, 2020
Interpol: You’re under arrest for fraud…
Hushpuppi: Fuck! I’m into real estate
Interpol: where is your estate?
Hushpuppi: i have not started, I bought Sands already sha. The estate is not real for now.
— bigdicked side guy (@JSideguy) June 9, 2020
Hushpuppi inside interrogation room: pic.twitter.com/INEJHGoe6w
— oderah (@oderahnnaji) June 10, 2020
Hushpuppi’s first snap post FBI if he eventually gets out pic.twitter.com/sEWkNOo8jE
— Aros (@Damii_aros) June 10, 2020
If Hushpuppi is not dressed like this but in Gucci in prison. I go vex for Interpol pic.twitter.com/3d1vPjvWwi
— Aros (@Damii_aros) June 10, 2020
Quite pleased that they’ve caught Hushpuppi tbh. With all the lavish living and the jokes and the way people hail his lifestyle and what not, it’s easy to forget that he’s a criminal. Very very good
— FK. (@fkabudu) June 10, 2020
Mompha to hushpuppi and woodberry pic.twitter.com/ZAr2ZEAF4p
— Adesola sugar (@AdesolaSugar) June 9, 2020