Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said on Thursday that it is collaborating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to trace those allegedly defrauded by social media celebrity, Ramoni Igbalode aka Ray Hushpuppy.
In a statement by its spokesman, Dele Oyewale, the EFCC declared Hushpuppy, known for his extravagance, as Nigeria’s most wanted hacker.
The anti-graft agency added that many Internet fraudsters in Nigeria were connected to Hushpuppy.
EFCC said the suspected fraudster was arrested on June 10, 2020 in the United Arab Emirates in connection with $35million ventilator scam.
The ventilators were meant for Covid-19 patients.
According to the statement, “Nigerian most-wanted hacker, Ramoni Igbalode, alias Ray hushpuppy, recently arrested by the International Police and the FBI, has considerable cases of cyber-crimes being investigated by the EFCC.
“The commission is familiar with grisly details of his money laundering transactions, involving many high-profile cyber criminals facing trial in Nigeria.
“The commission is engaging with the FBI in tracing victims of his fraudulent transactions and other fraudsters having direct involvement with him. Local cyber criminals with money laundering networks with him are also being investigated.”