BEVERLY HILLS, June 26, (THEWILL) – Controversial Nigerian radio personality, Ifedayo Olarinde popularly called Daddy Freeze, has come under heavy criticism on Twitter for befriending detained fraudster and ‘Instagram celebrity’, Hushpuppi, real name Raymond Abbas.
THEWILL previously reported that the Dubai police shared a video footage of the arrest of the fraudster and his gang in an operation tagged, “Fox Hunt 2”, which netted 21 computers, 47 mobile phones, 15 memory sticks and five hard disks containing 119,580 in alleged fraud files, 13 luxury cars which estimated to be worth over 25 million dirhams (N2.6 billion) and millions of dollars in their bank accounts.
Nigerians were still taking in the arrest video when a video of Daddy Freeze, who is famous for attacking pastors and arguing on the stupidity of people paying tithes and offerings, emerged online.
Freeze is seen in the video mocking Nigerian youths, who accuse Hushpuppi of fraud. In the video Freeze, with his wife, were hailing the fraudster.
Freeze is heard saying, “Hushpuppi’s driver earns N700, 000 month while you that abuses him on social media are doing houseboy work and earning N35, 000 a month… Instead of you to beg Hushpuppi to hire your father as a driver.”
The video generated many reactions on Twitter from mostly angry and disappointed people, who berated the radio anchor for dining with the fraudster and calling Nigerian and African pastors thieves. See some of the tweets below.
“Let it be on record that Daddy Freeze who goes about criticizing everyone gave Hushpuppi a platform to showcase his ill-gotten wealth and even talk down on hard working men & women. It is also on record that Daddy Freeze ate from the proceeds of Hushpuppi’s crime; literally,” one user wrote.
“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,” another handle wrote.
“News says Hushpuppi scammed 1,926,400 people, I said One million, Nine Hundred & Twenty Six Thousand, Four Hundred people were scammed by Hushpuppi, Daddy Freeze that’s always quick to call Pastors fraudsters is mute, because he wined & dined with Hushpuppi, atenuje o ni pa wa o. – Zaddy Ajala @UNCLE_AJALA
“So Daddy Freeze made himself a nuisance to the Body of Christ while dining with fraudsters. See how it’s all ending. I laugh in King James Version.” - Nora Stone @EdoFirstLady
“I just hope Daddy Freeze maintains this same energy when it comes to tithes & & offerings I haven’t heard a single thing from him about Hushpuppi. But he knows how to castigate pastors & make videos jumping like upandan whom d gods wants to kill, dey first make mad. Ndiara.” - SpeakLife @posjoel
“Daddy Freeze ought to be on Dubai Police wanted list by now. Alatenuje. Bofun!” - Wale Adetona @iSlimfit
“Daddy Freeze would discourage y’all from paying tithe then go and dine with a fraudster, eat rice and turkey and take tour of his house. By his logic aren’t both of them doing fraud? A whole hypocrite and a half.” – Prince Chibuikem @DiceyPrince_
THEWILL reports that Daddy Freeze however responded to his trolls by quoting Mark 2:15, where Jesus dined with sinners.