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Hushpuppi matter still under investigation


By Devonne Cornelius

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Director of Public Prosecutions and the Solicitor General are to communicate with the United States of America regarding the investigation into the passport scandal involving alleged fraudster Nigerian Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas. 

“We sent some information to the DPP [Director of Public Prosecutions] and the Solicitor General in terms of doing an MLAT [Mutual and Legal Agreement Treaty] to get evidence from the United States of America. 

We [the Police] cannot go to make a request. Our legal person would have to ask the competent authority in the USA to ask them for the evidence. Whatever we can do here, we will do until we get the other evidence,” Commissioner Brandy said. 

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis had launched an investigation into the Nigerian fraudster and deactivated passport. “The matter of the revocation of Mr. Abbas’ citizenship has been put before our Attorney General for advice and guidance,” said Prime Minister Harris who also serves as National Security Minister. 

Mr. Abbas was accused of bribing a St. Kitts and Nevis government official to assist him in obtaining a false marriage certificate to make him eligible for a passport. 


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