NCD Calls On FBI, Interpol To Question Top Politicians Over Links To Alleged Fraudster, Hushpuppi
The National Coalition of Democrats (NCD) has called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and International Police to investigate top politicians and other stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over possible links to arrested suspected fraudster, Raymond Igbalode, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
Renowned for his flamboyant lifestyle, Hushpuppi and 12 others were nabbed in Dubai by Interpol on June 10 over multiple cybercrimes and money laundering to the tune of 150 million dirhams (N168 billion).
In a statement signed by its Spokesman, Garuba Nuhu, on Wednesday, the National Coalition of Democrats reasoned that there could be more to this act, especially with Hushpuppi’s known relationship with some PDP members, as seen in pictures and videos on social media.
According to the group, Hushpuppi might have actually worked discreetly with the opposition party in buildup to the 2019 general elections.
The group, therefore, called on the FBI and Interpol to investigate politicians who may have been first-line beneficiaries of the fraud committed by Hushpuppi.
It added that Hushpuppi could have likely “assisted these individuals to launder funds through his network because the level of fraternity between Hushpuppi and these individuals points to that direction.