We bring details of the Hushpuppi birthday celebration that got him into trouble.
NAIJA NEW NG reports that Hushpuppi the Nigerian convict got into trouble with the United States Bureau of Prisons after a Hushpuppi birthday celebration. You wonder which birthday celebration this could be.
Well, Hushpuppi was celebrating the birthday of his friend, Tunde Ednut from inside the US prisons.
The United States Bureau of Prisons said it will probe Nigerian convict, Ramon “Hushpuppi” Abbas, currently serving an 11-year sentence, after a viral video that seemingly showed someone believed to be Abbas holding a feast with others inside what was reported as his detention facility at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
“We take these matters seriously,” the prison facility told the Nigerian online newspaper, Peoples Gazette, Thursday night, adding that the “investigative department” would take charge of the inquiry to ascertain the facts— or lack thereof— about the viral video.
Recall that Hushpuppi’s ally and social media influencer, Tunde Adekunle, a.k.a Tunde Ednut, celebrated his birthday on January 22, 2024.
While fans and other celebrities joined the birthday across Nigeria and parts of the United States, a video showed a feast of different foods, including jollof rice, pasta, and soda drinks, in what appeared to be a prison facility.
“Tunde Ednut, you can see that we are celebrating you in our little way o,” said a voice that many Nigerians said belonged to Hushpuppi in the viral video on January 22.
“Fried rice is ready, Tunde Ednut birthday celebration. Jollof loading, pasta is here as you can see,” the voice continued as the person, who hid his face behind the camera, displayed a variety of delicacies on a white table.
The Gazette analysis showed a grey double bunk and a bed covered in white sheets. The features reminiscent of a prison interior, stoked rumours that Abbas was having a swell time celebrating his friend’s birthday behind bars.
Nigerians familiar with Abbas’ voice insisted that he was in the viral video. Abbas, 41, was convicted for his role in a multimillion-dollar international fraud scheme in 2022.
Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai and extradited to the US to answer for his crimes.
In the first few years of his incarceration, Abbas enrolled in prison educational courses and also took an active role in cleaning prison facilities, becoming one of the correctional facility’s finest toilet cleaners, in a bid to earn a lighter sentence.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Los Angeles on January 19 dismissed Abbas’s appeal to review and reduce his 11-year sentence on the grounds of his good behavior during his stay so far in jail.
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Hushpuppi Birthday -Source (Wikipedia).
Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, commonly known as Hushpuppi, Hush, or Ray Hushpuppi is a Nigerian former Instagram influencer and convicted felon.
Born: 11 October 1982 (age 41 years), Lagos
Spouse: Shawana Nakesia Chapman (m. 2018)
Full name: Ramon Olorunwa Abbas
Criminal charges: Conspiracy to launder money
Criminal penalty: 11 years
Known for: Alleged business email compromise, scam, and money laundering
Other names: Hushpuppi, Hush, Ray Hushpuppi, The Billionaire Gucci Blaiso.