The spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba, has noted that there are criminals around who are working like the alleged cybercriminal, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
According to Mba, no one should pity Hushpuppi, he called on parents in the country to question any source of wealth from their kids.
The DCP in his statement also charged traditional rulers to stay away from the act of giving titles to young men and women with questionable sources of income.
Recall that Hushpuppi was recently arrested in Dubai by the Dubai police and was handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States.
The police spokesperson while speaking on Thursday on a radio
The Force spokesperson, who spoke Thursday on a radio programme, ‘Real Talk With Kike’, said Hushpuppi is just one of the many cyber crooks and cyber rogues out there.
Speaking about the arrest of Abbas in June, Mba said, “The feat by the Dubai Police was not achieved by them alone but an international collaboration that ran across multiple security agencies with Interpol playing a very big role, FBI playing a big role and of course, the Dubai Police taking the lead because they as the national police, policing the country where Hushpuppi was based and where most of his activities emanated from.”
Mba, when asked if the police had the capacity to arrest people like Hushpuppi said, “time will tell” but pointed out that a lot of progress was being made by the Interpol unit located at the Force Headquarters in Abuja manned by Police operatives.
Mba added, “Hushpuppi will enjoy the privileges of being tried in a free world and in a liberal democracy. I also have no doubt about his capacity to pay for the best of lawyers. He’s a billionaire crook. He should have the capacity to pay.”
“But the good thing about the law is that, when the facts are so clear, they speak for themselves. As long as the prosecution is able to make out their case and establish their case, the judge would certainly give judgment favour of the prosecution.”
“However, if the prosecution is unable to prove their case, then the benefit of the doubt would be given to the suspect, although I doubt if that would happen in Huspuppi’s case.”
“Because there is massive multilateral collaboration still working on that case and putting evidence together.”
“I’m not going to weep for Hushpuppi and I say no one should. There is still a lot of baby Hushpuppis around, a lot of bigger Hushpuppis around.”
“We will need to walk together as a people. Hushpuppi is a metaphor to look at the bigger picture facing us.”