The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate “criminal conspiracy linking” alleged internet fraudster, Hushpuppi, with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership.
The governing party made the call in a statement signed and sent to Akelicious by its deputy spokesman, Yekini Nabena, on Saturday, following the arraignment of Hushpupi in the United States, on Friday.
The APC specifically called on the EFCC to investigate former vice president, Atiku Abubakar; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki: former House of Reps speaker, Yakubu Dogara and Senator Dino Melaye.
The statement reads, “Reports of the criminal conspiracy linking the top echelon of the opposition PDP with Ramon Olorunwa Abbas also known as “Ray Hushpuppi” who was recently arrested along with associate(s) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and extradited to the United States of America to face trial over cyber-enabled fraud and Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes should be a matter of serious interest to relevant authorities in Nigeria.”
“We note that the EFCC has already declared the arraigned Instagram celebrity wanted over fraud allegations. However, the EFCC, Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) 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 been photographed in Dubai meeting with the PDP’s 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; 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.”
“In the leadup to the Edo and Ondo governorship elections, we renew our call against monetised elections and vote buying schemes which the PDP has serially deployed in elections.”
“We call on relevant authorities to up their guard to prevent this practices that threaten the sanctity of our elections. The people’s will and votes should determine elections, not illicit money used to buy votes.”