"Hushpuppi’s Fraudulent Saga, Show Off Has Tarnished Nigeria’s Image" – Abike Dabiri-Erewa Says

4 weeks ago by: success Xenab
-- Online (m) at 9-07-2020 10:30AM

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The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has decried the negative effects of cyber crime on the country’s image at the global scene.

She spoke while cautioning Nigerians against committing crime and still having the audacity to flaunt it like suspected cybercriminal, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi did on Instagram.

Hushpuppi, was arrested alongside his alleged co-conspirators following an overnight raid of his apartments in Dubai on June 10. Emirati police and prosecutors said about N16 billion was found in cash out of an estimated N168 billion online scams linked to the syndicate.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, yesterday, the NiDCOM boss said “Committing crime and still having the audacity to show off like Ramon Igbalode aka Hushpuppi. This is really denting our image as a people.

“But like I always say, fraud does not represent who we are as Nigerians; hardworking, dedication and commitment is what we, as a country are known for.”

-- DrSoba (m) at 9-07-2020 12:39PM
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Na today? Nigeria does have an image not to talk of denting the image.
-- HSEMAN1 (m) at 9-07-2020 01:25PM
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Na today. Nigeria's image don finished the longest time. 35 years ago

-- CEODUTME126 (m) at 9-07-2020 01:45PM
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Which Nigeria Image? The one the youths are building or the one government are damaging?
-- Naijasharon (f) at 9-07-2020 02:07PM
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Corrupt politicians everywhere.... a different shade of Hushpuppies stealing Naija money.
-- tundalis (m) at 9-07-2020 02:30PM
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lol.....i am so tired of ppl saying  that our image is tarnished or we won't be respected  because of  unlawful acts of few nigerians abroad. If we can't get respected for the numbers of graduate abroad we producing or numbers of professional working abroad and all Nigerians working legally  2 - 3 jobs and crazy over hours then the issue is not about the few unlawful nigerians but the state of our country. Our Image is tarnished because the state of our country and corruption in the govt. If brevik mass shooting does not affect the image of Norway has a country, frye festival scam does not affect USA country and the Chinese ppl arrested in Nigeria does not affect the image of china, pls we Nigerians should stop relating few unlawful Nigerians to portrait the image of Nigeria. If the govt of Nigeria wants Nigerians to be respected abroad and with good image the solution is provide the country with basic amenities, stop corruption, good security, boost the tourists in Nigeria and when foreigner comes to Nigeria feels better or feel like home when he gets back to his country, he will only have good things to talk about Nigeria and Nigerians.

-- kaposky (m) at 9-07-2020 07:01PM
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