by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The St. Kitts and Nevis passport of alleged Nigerian fraudster Ramon Olorunwa Abbas known as ‘Hushpuppi’ has been seized, and he is being investigated by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force.
Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dr. Timothy Harris updated the National Assembly today (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.