Ahead of his 39th birthday on October 11, some social media followers of self-confessed international fraudster, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, have begun to send him birthday wishes.o
Before his exposure last year June, Hushpuppi dazzled his fans with photos of himself lounging in beautiful beaches, riding in posh cars and private jets.
Hushpuppi boasts of over 2.5 million followers on Instagram alone and had taken great pride in himself as a social media influencer before the Dubai Police arrested him in June 2020 alongside 12 other members of his gang.
After his arrest, the Dubai Police said it discovered that fraud amounting to 1.6 billion Dirham (N168bn) had been committed by the gang.
No fewer than 1,926,400 people from different parts of the world were also said to have fallen victims to the suspects.
According to the Dubai police, 13 luxury cars, estimated at 35 million Dirham (N3.7bn) were recovered from the house where they were arrested.
The Dubai Police later handed Abbas and his conspirators over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in the United States where Hushpuppi and his gang are facing charges, including conspiracy to commit money laundering, among others.
Ever clad in expensive designer ensemble that include gold-studded wrist watches that put most outfits in the shade, Hushpuppi also wrote motivational and inspirational quotes to millions of youths on social media, encouraging them to “work hard.”
As he clocks 39 later in October 2021 nestling in an American underground jail, scores of his loyal followers on social media have since gathered under his last Instagram post to wish him a ‘Happy Birthday.’
The June 6, 2020 post of an expensive white Rolls Royce was captioned, “May success and prosperity not be a “once upon a time” story in your life… . Thank you lord for the many blessings in my life continue to shame those waiting for me to be shamed #RollsRoyce #RoyceRoyceCullinan #RR #AllMine #EeCarryStarLight #EeCarryShootingStars #EpainThem”
Hushpuppi celebrated what turned out to be his last birthday as a free individual on October 11, 2019.
He had posted on IG, “As I turn a year older into my 30s today, I want to celebrate all of you out there who have through the years been very supportive in any form to me, those of you who mostly I have never met, spoken to or anything but have been a strong supporter of me through every situation until this point and still riding for me, I want you to know wherever you are that I celebrate and appreciate you today, today is OUR DAY! God bless you all as you continue to show me love through the good and bad times, I look forward to meeting and helping as much as possible and today I will repost all your posts as much as I can. God bless you all Team HushPuppi, Team E Pain Them!! Together we shall WIN.”