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Commissioner of Police says ‘Hushpuppi’ scandal still under investigation

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by Devonne Cornelius

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Police are yet to name any suspects involved in the case against alleged fraudster Nigerian Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas. 

During a press conference hosted by Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris on Tuesday, August 24, Commissioner of Police Hilroy Brandy said “the investigation is progressing smoothly with the assistance of our U.S. counterparts. To date, no one has been arrested thus I am unable to name any suspect at this time”. 

Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dr. Timothy Harris updated the National Assembly on August 05 on the progress of the investigation following allegations that Hushpuppi used fraudulent means to obtain citizenship for the federation of St Kitts and Nevis. 

“My government has taken decisive steps to protect the reputation and integrity of our country. Specifically, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hilroy Brandy, has initiated an investigation into this matter with the full support of all relevant international law enforcement bodies,” the Prime Minister explained, adding that “the passport of Mr. Abbas has been deactivated and the matter of the revocation of Mr. Abbas’ citizenship has been put before our attorney general for advice and guidance.”.

The National Security Minister said it will be improper for him to engage in any further commentary beyond the clarification that he has already provided, however, he used the opportunity to stress that ‘Hushpuppi’ did not apply for citizenship under the Citizenship By Investment (CBI) programme but rather on the basis of marriage to a national of St. Kitts and Nevis. 

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