SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, (THEWILL) – The defence attorney for alleged international cyber-thief, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, popularly known as Ray Hushpuppi, Gal Pissetzky, says the ‘Instagram celebrity’ was illegally kidnapped from Dubai by the FBI, insisting that the United States and the UAE did not follow any legal process to extradite him.
He told the BBC on Friday that “In my opinion, the FBI and the government here acted illegally when they kidnapped him from Dubai without any legal process to do so.
“There was no extradition, there were no legal steps taken, there were no court documents filed, it was simply a call to the FBI. He is not a citizen of the United States; the US had absolutely no authority to take him.”
The defence attorney had previously falsely claimed amid overwhelming against logged against his client that Hushpuppi is a real estate developer and makes his money from his Instagram followership.
It is widely known in Nigeria that Hushpuppi is a cyber fraudster without any legitimate means of the wealth that he flaunts on social media.