According to controversial investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, Mr Woodberry, an accomplice of Hushpuppi has fallen ill while in police custody where he is being detained.
Kemi took to twitter to share the news with Nigerians, although it has not been confirmed.
Kemi Olunloyo tweeted: “Hushpuppi and Woodberry have spent 9 days in Moshannon federal prison.Sadly Woodberry has fallen ill and being treated. They did not expect this. Criminal Fraudsters $450M”
Few days ago, Dubai Police released a video showing the moment Hushpuppi and his cohorts were arrested in an operation dubbed ‘Fox Hunt 2’
In a video shared by the police, officers explained how they arrested Nigerian gang leader Hushpuppi.
Hushpuppi’s scam was to create websites that looked identical to well-known companies and banks, the video alleged.
Hushpuppi and his team then used emails and messages to prompt people to log in or make payments on the fake sites. The gang hacked corporate emails and directed huge payments by companies towards accounts they controlled.
A senior prosecutor told The National: “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.
“Initial information includes that he was part of this gang which fraudulently obtained cash and cars from people.
“His statement was taken by prosecution but this is just the beginning of prosecution investigations.”