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Police still probing ‘Hushpuppi’ case

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by Devonne Cornelius

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Police have still not been able to name any suspects involved in the case against alleged fraudster Nigerian Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas.

Commissioner of Police Hilroy Brandy told journalists on Thursday that the investigation is still underway with assistance from the United States of America. 

“This investigation continues with the United States and our local police officers. At present, we are seeking an MLAT (Mutual and Legal Agreement Treaty) to seek additional information from the U.S. and we have engaged our Director of Public Prosecutions to make that request on our behalf,” the top cop said. 

Commissioner Brandy was speaking at the Prime Minister’s press conference on Thursday, October 28, 2021, when he responded to questions from the media on the status of the investigation into the ‘Hushpuppi’ case.  

During a sitting of the National Assembly on August 05, 2021, Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dr. Timothy Harris revealed that the government of St. Kitts and Nevis had launched an investigation into the Nigerian fraudster and that his passport was deactivated and “the matter of the revocation of Mr. Abbas’ citizenship has been put before our Attorney General for advice and guidance.”.

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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