Dubai Police have announced the extradition of suspected Nigerian fraudsters Ray Hushpuppi and Woodberry to the United States of America.
Hushpuppi and his accomplice Woodberry has been handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) following their arrest by Dubai Police for crimes relating to internet fraud.
News of their extradition was made known in a statement by Dubai Police on Thursday, July 2, 2020, in which the FBI extended its gratitude to the UAE crime watchdog for its role in apprehending and extraditing the two suspects.
The statement reads:
The Director of the Federatal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray has praised the exceptional efforts exerted by the United Arab Emirate, represented bu the Dubai Police General HQ, in combating transnational organised cybercrime including the rrecent arrest of Raymod Igbalode Abbas, known as “Hushpuppi” and Olalekan Jacon Ponle aka “Woodberry” who were taken down in opetation “Fox Hunt 2”.
Mr Wray also extended his appreciations to Dubai Police for their cooperation in extraditing the wanted criminals, who committed money-laundering and multiple-cybercrimes, to the United States.
Both men were arrested in a join raid by Dubai Interpol and the FBI under a special operation dubbed ‘Fox Hunt 2’ on account of committing crimes outside the gulf state, including money-laundering cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonating, scamming individuals, banking fraud and identity theft. They are reported to have defrauded over 1. 9 million people, with majority of them Americans.
The suspects are expected to face prosecution under the criminal code of the United States.
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