The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the Federal Government and security agencies to launch an investigation into alleged links between top members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and suspected cyber fraudster, Ramon Abbas also known as Hushpuppi.
In a Saturday statement signed by the deputy national secretary of the party, Yekini Nbena, the APC asked security agencies to note that Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai which was a choice destination for top members of the PDP before the 2019 elections.
It alleged that the PDP turned Dubai into a strategic meeting place ahead of the elections and the suspected fraudster appeared in pictures with top leaders of the party.
Exerpts from the statement read;
“We note that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has already declared the arraigned Instagram celebrity wanted over fraud allegations.
However, the EFCC, Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit and other sister agencies must investigate money laundering reports linking some PDP leaders and financiers to the Dubai-based international criminal ring.”
“That the PDP leadership turned Dubai into their ‘Strategic’ meeting place ahead of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria and ‘Hushpuppi’s’ affinity with the PDP leadership is not mere coincidence.
“At different times, ‘Hushpuppi’ was photographed in Dubai meeting with the PDP’s 2019 presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Senator Dino Melaye among other PDP stalwarts.
“While relevant authorities investigate the nature of their relationship and business partnership, we also challenge the PDP leadership to do same by opening up on the nature of the relationship, particularly the kind of services the arrested “Hushpuppi” provided them.”