Nigerian internet fraudster Ramon Abbas better known as Hushpuppi, awaiting trial in the United States of America, has displayed moral conduct in prison as he has urged to the court not to return to Nigeria because of Abba Kyari.
It was found that the ‘internet celebrity’s’ report card for the Central Valley workshop for convicts showed between July 2021 and November 2021 that Hushpuppi put up a moral attitude, quality of work, reliability and productivity, according to Peoples Gazzette.
For his part in a global crime that netted him millions of dollars in 2019 and 2020, the FBI reportedly asked Hushpuppi’s prosecutors to reduce his sentence to 11 years in jail and 3 years of supervised release before his case in September.
The convicted online con artist has also pleaded with US Judge Otis Wright for leniency, saying he deserves a shorter sentence because he performed so well in his community service. Hushpuppi’s attorney, Louis Shapiro in the memorandum presented noted; “He is currently working within his prison washing windows and showers for which he has earned wonderful personal evaluations.”
The lawyer further emphasised that Hushpuppi has three kids based in London, the U.S. and Dubai all of whom he needs to care for, as well as his aged parents in Nigeria.
In a counter-request, Shapiro said that returning Hushpuppi to Nigeria would put him in danger at the hands of disgraced police officer Abba Kyari.
Hushpuppi said his part in the accusation of Mr Kyari, which hurled the collapse of the officer has put his life in peril.
His counsel said; “Once this issue is concluded and Mr Abbas is discharged, he will not be permitted to return to Nigeria. Abubakar Kyari, a Nigerian politician and police officer operates a death squad. He was indicted in the Juma case by the government’s inquiry into this case.
When Mr. Abbas finishes his time behind bars, he plans to pack up his wife and children and leave Nigeria. The looming threat of Mr Kiyari’s followers, as well as relentless media persecution, has caused his family to continue migrating to undisclosed locations within Nigeria.”
While legal proceedings were ongoing, Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai in June 2020 and extradited to a U.S. prison.
The presiding judge, Wright, has been scheduled to hear the sentencing deliberations of the trial and defence of Hushpuppi on September 21 before making his final judgement.