Instagram Grants Hushpuppi Access To Continue Using His Account


Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi has been granted access to his Instagram account after the social media giant said he has not violated any of its rules.

The fraudster who has pleaded guilty to charges including money laundering and wire fraud is currently facing trial in the United States.

Dubai-based The National reported that the Nigerian did not violate the social media platform’s laws.

Recall that Hushpuppi was popular for living a life of luxury in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates before his arrest by the FBI and subsequantly extradited to the US where he is currently facing trial.

He used Instagram to share photos of his fleet of cars, clothes and other expensive things he has.

A huge sum of $41 million in cash and 13 cars valued at about $6.8 million were recovered upon his arrest.

The FBI had reported that further evidence in phone and computer records contained more than 100,000 fraudulent files and the email addresses of nearly two million possible victims.

Hushpuppi has over 2.5 million followers on Instagram but is yet to make a post on his account since June 2020 when he was arrested.

The American social media company said it is enforcing a policy on inmate takedown requests in place for prisoners active on social media which the 37-year-old Hushpuppi does not fall under the categories which would validate account removal.

Instagram said accounts are only usually closed if they represent dangerous organisations or individuals.


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