Nigerians have berated Daddy Freeze for supporting Raymond Olorunwa Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi, an internet “fraudster” arrested for fraud.
This online news platform recalls 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).
The reports at the time of their arrest two weeks ago had said that 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 said Hushpuppi and his crew collected the sum of $35 million for Coronavirus (COVID-19) ventilator.
However, two weeks after their arrest, Dubai Police on Thursday confirmed the arrest of Dubai based Nigerian internet fraudster. The Dubai Media Office said two Nigerians and 10 others were arrested in an operation tagged “Fox Hunt 2”.
The Dubai Police said the raid resulted in the seizure of incriminating documents pertaining to a well-planned international fraud worth Dh1.6 billion (N168,823,414,720.00).
Hushpuppi and his gang of fraudsters were accused of leading an “international” online fraud network that was committing crimes outside the UAE, including money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonating, scamming individuals, banking fraud and identity theft.
Speaking on the arrest, the Commander-in-Chief of Dubai police Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri said: “The arrest of ‘Hushpuppi,’ ‘Woodberry’ & 10 gang members involved in money laundry & cyber fraud activities, is another achievement added to the proud record of Dubai police in ensuring the emirate’s security and safety.”
The details of the video show that Hushpuppi and his gang defrauded 1.9 million victims of One hundred and sixty-eight billion, eight hundred and twenty-three million, four hundred and fourteen thousand, seven hundred and twenty Naira (N168,823,414,720.00).
Moments after the news broke, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to air their opinions on the arrest by digging out an old video clip of Hushpuppi and Daddy Freeze, where the internet fraudster “claim he pays his driver N700,000 per month while his cook receives N250,000.”
Naija News captured some of the reactions below…
I care less about Daddy Freeze frolicking with Hushpuppi, giggling like an overfed puppy; afterall, Hushpuppi has been with many other Nigerian leaders & celebs. What I find distasteful was his mockery of legitimate income earners – Sweating & toiling. Àgbàyà, olójú pupa bí edé. pic.twitter.com/80rHFPFjqB
— Ayò Bánkólé (@AyoBankole) June 25, 2020
On Daddy Freeze and His Chicken Diet(Thread)
Let’s not get carried away by the pictures of very important persons with Hushpuppi. Timi Frank, Dino and a host of others were also caught up in that snafu. Yes, the optics is bad but will this be the first time we are seeing pic.twitter.com/iUQPUjk6Dh
— Mazi Gburugburu (@Mazigburugburu1) June 26, 2020
LOL Daddy Freeze went to Dubai and did a documentary for this guy. His prick only stands for Pastors. https://t.co/n0sAcRnnel
— ‘Bode (@BodeThomas_) June 25, 2020
1. Where is Daddy oni jerry curls Alatenuje? Who was promoting fraud while criticising pastors.
In 2019, he did a documentary on Hushpuppi to promote the alleged fraudster.
In the documentary, Daddy Freeze ridiculed hard working Nigerian youths, who accuse Hushpuppi of fraud. pic.twitter.com/5PvoudqRt7
— Adetutu Balogun, MBA (@Tutsy22) June 26, 2020
Una remember when daddy freeze insult my innocent son ? But Na my turn to yab … make I use u catch Cruise small. Wait for my video 1st to do no dey pain. pic.twitter.com/NZ4pBT6SVo
— PRESIDENT SAMKLEF (@SAMKLEF) June 26, 2020
Daddy Freeze Daddy Freeze when when he sees
Pastors he sees fraudsters
Like Hushpuppi pic.twitter.com/n8btdR0Fsd
— OONI OF ABUJA🔴 (@Deji_OoniAbj) June 25, 2020
If it is to abuse RCCG and Winners Chapel, Daddy Freeze would have been everywhere today dancing and singing like Dino Melaye. Today, he is silent. Not even a simple condemnation of fraud.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) June 25, 2020