My Client Was Kidnapped From Dubai – Hushpuppi’s Lawyer Blasts FBI
Weeks after Nigerian Instagram star, Ray Hushpuppi’s arrests and extradition to United States of America to face multiple fraudulent charges, his lawyer has come out to condemn FBI.
Hushpuppi and his associate, Olalekan Jacob Ponle, also known as Mr Woodberry were arrested in Dubai by FBI with support from Dubai police. They were later extradited
Though there is no existing extradition treaty between UAE and USA, Hushpuppi and his accomplices were extradited to the US where they appeared in a Chicago court on 3 July.
According to spokesman for the US Department of Justice, who spoke to BBC, Hushpuppi was expelled from Dubai and extradited.
However, reacting to the issue publicly, his lawyer criticised the FBI.
Speaking with the BBC, Hushpuppi’s lawyer Pissetzky, said, “In my opinion, the FBI and the government here acted illegally when they kidnapped him from Dubai without any legal process to do so.
“There was no extradition, there were no legal steps taken, there were no court documents filed, it was simply a call to the FBI. He is not a citizen of the United States, the US had absolutely no authority to take him.”