Entrapped Nigerian socialite, Ramoni Abass aka Hushpuppi, has been reported to have sold second-hand clothes on the streets of Lagos State before he accumulated so much wealth, British newspaper, Daily Mail has reported.
The report reads in part,
“Mr Abbas started out as a secondhand-clothes trader in Lagos before claiming to be a billionaire property developer in Dubai.”
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There were reports by some of his old friends that his father was a taxi driver in Nigeria.
Hushpuppi was actually apprehended in United Arab Emirates city, Dubai last month for allegedly diverting over half a billion dollars from private accounts through a series of fraudulent activities.
Abbas alongside 12 others were subsequently extradited from the United Arab Emirates to the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation to face charges.