Dubai-based flamboyant Nigerian Ray Hushpuppi has been reportedly arrested in Dubai by the International Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation over alleged fraud.
According to unconfirmed reports, the social media celebrity was allegedly arrested alongside his colleague, simply identified as Mr Woodbery, on the grounds of being fraud suspects.
They were allegedly involved in fraud and money laundering of over $100million, which was supposed to be given to Native Americans during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
One report the arrest was in connection with a scam over ventilators.
Interpol UAE had yet to confirm the arrest of Hushpuppi as of the time of filing this report.
Popular Nigerian controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo also claimed that Hushpuppi and a close associate, Woodberry were apprehended on Tuesday in Dubai.
Hushpuppi, whose real name is Raymond Igbalodely, is known for his flamboyant lifestyle on social media, who once shared on his Instagram handle how he was “invited by Fendi to dine with a lot of amazing, strong societal giants and strong personalities.”
He said he has always known that he was not created to be a champion in a local market.
So far, all has been quiet on Hushpuppi’s Instagram page.
The last time he made a post was on Sunday, when he dropped a message to those wishing his downfall:
“May success and prosperity not be a “once upon a time” story in your life… Thank you lord for the many blessings in my life. Continue to shame those waiting for me to be shamed.”