Following Hushpuppi’s arrest in the UAE in June 2020 alongside 11 of his associates over allegations bordering on hacking, impersonation, scamming, banking fraud, and identity theft, Nollywood actor, Ime Bishop Umoh, popularly known as Okon Lagos has taken to his social media to express his hate towards internet fraudsters, urging them to unfollow him.
According to the comic actor, he loathes internet fraudsters, warning that they should stay away from his social media pages as he never wants to be identified with them.
In his words, he wrote: “Na God name I use bey you laidis. IF you are here seeing this post or following me. Fan or not, friend or foe, and you be internet fraudster, abeg UNFOLLOW ME! AVOID ME!! I nor like you and I don’t need or want you to like me!!!
“I Noh like you o.. Abeg no like me!!! I unapologetically HATE you. Nuff said!”
Meanwhile, Abudu and Packer are now teaming up to develop an untitled project based on a detailed article authored about Hushpuppi by Evan Ratliff, a Bloomberg journalist who covered the cyber fraud case.
It is understood that both companies competitively won the rights and set up the project at Universal Pictures.
Packer and James Lopez will produce through their Will Packer Productions, with Abudu using her own EbonyLife TV.
Speaking on the project, Abudu said: “EbonyLife is uniquely positioned to ensure the depth and authenticity of this film. This is why we needed to partner with a major Hollywood producer like Will Packer Productions.
“They are equally invested in telling stories that resonate with our audiences. We understand the environment of poverty and deprivation that breeds highly talented and fundamentally flawed characters like Hushpuppi.
“And WPP knows how to create stories with global appeal.”
On his part, Packer said: “Ten months ago, Mo pitched us a rich and entertaining concept steeped in Nigerian culture that can only be told with the help of her unique perspective.
“Together we knew Evan’s work was the definitive telling and the perfect anchor of this sag