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Iran ask Interpol to arrest Trump over General’s murder

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Iran said Monday it has called for Interpol to arrest President Donald Trump and 35 other US officials for the January killing of its top general in an American drone strike.

Tehran prosecutor Ali Qasi Mehr, quoted by state news agency IRNA, said 36 US political and military officials “involved in the assassination” of General Qasem Soleimani “have been investigated and were ordered to be arrested through Interpol”.

“These people have been charged with murder and terrorist acts,” he said.

“At the top of the list is US President Donald Trump, and his prosecution will continue even after the end of his term,” said the prosecutor, referring to his bid for re-election in November.

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Qasi Mehr, quoted on the judiciary’s Mizan Online official website, said “the Iranian judiciary has issued arrest warrants against the 36”.

He called for the international police agency Interpol to issue red notices, which are not arrest warrants but issued for those wanted for prosecution or sentencing.

Trump ordered the killing of Soleimani in a January 3 drone strike near Baghdad international airport.

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Soleimani, a national hero at home, was “the world’s top terrorist” and “should have been terminated long ago”, Trump said at the time.

Brian Hook, the US pointman on Iran policy, scoffed at the Iranian request to Interpol as a “propaganda stunt”.

“Our assessment is that Interpol does not intervene and issue red notices that are based on a political nature,” he told a news conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

“This is a political nature. This has nothing to do with national security, international peace or promoting stability,” Hook said.

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“We see it for what it is. It’s a propaganda stunt that no-one takes seriously and makes the Iranians look foolish.”

The killing of Soleimani, who headed the Quds Force, the foreign operations arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, provoked massive outpourings of grief at home.

Iran retaliated by firing a volley of ballistic missiles at US troops stationed in Iraq, but Trump opted against responding militarily.

While the attack on the western Iraqi base of Ain Al-Asad left no US soldiers dead, dozens suffered brain trauma.


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Hushpuppi not arrested by Interpol or FBI – New Report

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Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Hushpuppi arrested in Dubai was arrested neither by America’s FBI or Interpol
as widely reported in Nigeria.

On the contrary his arrest on 10 June was executed by Dubai Police.

UAE’s online newspaper, The National reported Wednesday that he was arrested on multiple fraud charges, along with 12 other accomplices.

The paper also revealed his real name as Raymond Abbas and his real age as 38 years.

His case has been referred to the Dubai public prosecution and is currently being questioned by prosecutors at the Bur Dubai section, the paper reported.

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“The prosecutors have charged him for “obtaining money from others through fraudulent means.”

According to UAE National, security officers in the emirate arrested Mr Abbas and 12 others for online fraud that targets companies and individuals.

“They would send out letters from email addresses almost identical to those of legitimate companies, targeting customers of these companies, with the purpose of diverting payments to themselves,” said a senior prosecutor, quoted by the paper.

“Initial information includes that he was part of this gang which fraudulently obtained cash and cars from people.

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“His statement was taken by prosecution but this is just the beginning of prosecution investigations.”

The paper also reported that Raymond Abbas is wanted for fraud crimes in Europe, the United States and Nigeria.

Mr Abbas has over two million followers on Instagram. He is known for his display of wealth on social media.

He often posts pictures with his luxury cars like Ferrari and Rolls Royce and a private jet.


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EFCC reveal link with Hushpuppi’s arrest

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The acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, EFCC, has reacted to the arrest of Instagram celebrity, Ramon Igbalode popularly known as Hushpuppi.

Hushpuppi was on Wednesday June 10 arrested in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) alongside his colleagues by International Police (INTERPOL) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for alleged fraud.

In an interview known to N.Rs, Magu said the commission is not involved in Hushpuppi’s arrest.

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“We are yet to be involved in the case of Hushpuppi, but if they happen to give us this thing (details) we would assist.” Magu said.

The ant graft agency boss in the interview denied the allegation that the agency is mostly interested in the arrest and prosecution of internet fraudsters. He said the Commission also rehabilitates the suspects arrested for internet fraud.

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“We are not all about arresting, prosecuting and chasing of internet fraudsters, and taking away the proceeds of their crime, but we are also trying to see whether we can rehabilitate them. Because most of this boys are either undergraduate or graduate from higher institutions, so they can be better people to our country.

The menace of Yahoo boys is also a course of concern, we are collaborating with other law enforcement agencies.

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Yahoo boys have an association with their mothers who do not feel what their children are doing is a crime actually. It is called the “Yahoo Yahoo Mothers Association, a suitation where the mother would go abroad and the child would stay there and help them syphon funds from credit card fraud.

So we are doing everything possible to arrest the situation” he said.


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Shocking reaction from Nigerians as Interpol arrest Hushpuppi, Others.

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Nigerians on Twitter and other social media platforms are currently reacting to the unconfirmed arrest of Dubai-based flamboyant Nigerian, Ray Hushpuppi, a suspected ‘Yahoo Yahoo Big boy’ who claims to be a real estate developer.

Reports say Hushpuppi and his colleagues were arrested in Dubai by International Police (Interpol) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over alleged fraud.

They were allegedly involved in fraud and money laundering of over $100million which was supposed to be given to Native Americans during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

NRM has contacted Interpol UAE for confirmation of the arrest. It is still awaiting a response.

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The young socialite and Instagram big boy had late last year changed his Instagram profile from the famous ‘the Billionaire Gucci master’ to ‘real estate developer’, following the arrest of fellow Instagram and Dubai based big boy, Mompha, by officials of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission.

However, Nigerians have started reacting to the news with some Nigerians saying Hushpuppi’s arrest will not come as a surprise with the way he was spending money lavishly and showing off, with source of income questionable.

Reactions Below;


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Hushpuppi, Mr Woodbery in trouble

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Reports making the rounds claim that Dubai based Nigerian big boys, Hushpuppi and Mr Woodbery amongst others have reportedly been arrested by Interpol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI in Dubai.

According to a video that’s begun circulating social media, the Nigerian big boys were allegedly surrounded by the International police and FBI on the grounds of being fraud suspects.

It’s been shared by insiders that the socialites were arrested today, 02:00pm Dubai time. As of this moment, details of their arrest are still sketchy but insiders who are close to the big boys in the United Arab Emirates city confirm that they were indeed apprehended by the authorities.


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Edo State commissioner of art charged of money laundering.


Edo State’s Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Osaze Osemwingie-Ero has been allegedly arrested by INTERPOL over money laundering.

The Edo State cabinet who was reportedly arrested in France since last month (November) for being in possession of $2m, was allegedly detained and queried by operatives of the International police agency.

Though insiders told The Nation that the commissioner was arrested over an offence he committed seven years ago, political opponents are claiming the money was allegedly given to him by Governor Godwin Obaseki during a foreign trip.


However reacting to the arrest, the Edo State’s government stated that the arrest has no link to Governor Obaseki.

Obaseki’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie also disclosed that they are yet to confirm the arrest.

Osaze Osemwingie-Ero


He said;

“We learnt about the alleged arrest of the Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Commissioner, Hon. Osaze Osemwingie-Ero from unreliable sources on social media and we are unable to confirm either the alleged arrest or what might have led to it.

“But we can confirm without equivocation that whatever the issues might be, they are totally personal and have nothing whatsoever to do with the Edo State Government or Governor Godwin Obaseki.”


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EFCC bugle Former AGF, Adoke on his arrival from Dubai.

Former Attorney General of the federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has arrived Nigeria from Dubai.

The ex-AGF left Dubai following pressure from EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu who reportedly held series of meeting with Dubai authorities in respect of the former Attorney General. He was accompanied by INTERPOL officers on Emirates Airlines Flight 785.

The aircraft departed the Emirati commercial capital at about 11am Dubai time (8am Nigerian time) and touched down at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja at 3:45pm. Officers of the EFCC were on ground at the airport when he arrived to intercept him.

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In – EFCC arrested and detained me without evidence – Mompha blows hot.

…says not FBI, interpol

Two days ago, Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha regained his freedom after perfecting the bail conditions handed to him by a Lagos High Court.

Mompha has now issued a revealing and strongly worded statement on his Instagram page saying that EFCC detained him for 40-days with no evidence of fraud against him.

He went on to share the 14-count charge against him and claimed he has no relationship with the two accomplices that were linked to him, and only met them for the first time after they were brought to the EFCC office by officials.

In his words, ‘now i know its a crime to be a Nigerian, they did this to me because of hate, enviness and jealousy. I met Hamza the lebanese guy on october 24th 2019 at EFCC office for the first time in my life and also Kayode Philips i don’t know why they have to lie that he is my partner and my accomplice’.

See his full statement below…

In Every situation you find urself prayer is the only Key!! l was arrested on october 18 2019 by Efcc not interpol or Fbi, No interpol or Fbi is looking for me cos i dont knw where all these stories are coming from and the order of my arrest came from one of their head in lagos because he has my travel details, which i asked what was my offence but he told me till you get to lagos when i got to lagos on october 19 2019 he showed me my bank statement and ask me about the funds which came to my account btw 2015 to 2017 which i defended all.

To my greatest suprise the next thing they did was to post that i was involve in internet fraud, BEC, cyber fraud and also 51 bank accounts which such never happened and it went viral worldwide what kind of country are we in nothing like investigation they tried to tarnish my image but God pass them, I was in their custody for 40days which no evidence of fraud was found on me After my lawyer sued Them for keeping me for Long on 22nd of November they gave me my charge sheet for 14 counts on money laundering on a Legit Business i did wit a mobile company in Nigeria.

Now i knw its a crime to be a nigerian, I was shock when i came out to see people calling me different names like fraudster, Criminal, Yahoo boy which i have never defraud anyone or steal from anyone also no petition on me or any one or company reported me. They did this to me because of Hate, Enviness, Jealousy.

First i need to clear the air on something i met Hamza the lebanese guy on october 24th 2019 at Efcc office for the first time in my life and also kayode philips i dont know why they have to lie that he is my partner and my accomplice. why all these lies just to bring me down But now am Stronger and wiser!!!

May Almighty Allah Help me in this Big situation (Amin). Now the whole world knows what they charge me for as the case is in court and my trial has begin!!! Special Thanks to my Strong wife and my family and my Real friends who stood by me During this trial of life

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