Alleged worldwide fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Ray Hushpuppi, as soon as mentioned his dream was to personal two business bikes in any other case generally known as okada and a business bus popularly referred to as danfo.
He mentioned this throughout a dwell Instagram video with social media influencer, Abisoye Michael, aka Oyemyke in 2018.
Sarcastically, 13 luxurious vehicles together with two Rolls Royce, a Bentley, a Mercedes Benz G Wagon, Ferrari, Maybach, Bugatti and others price $6.8m (N2.5bn) have been seized from Hushpuppi.
The alleged fraudster, who’s in the USA going through fees of cash laundering, fraud, and conspiracy, mentioned he grew up in Oworonshoki, a Lagos neighborhood of primarily low and middle-income earners.
Oworonshoki could be very near the Third Mainland Bridge that hyperlinks the intellectual Island to the mainland.
Hushpuppi mentioned the truth on the island was in sharp distinction with that of Oworonshoki and he was decided to make it in life.
He acknowledged that he additionally supposed marrying an ‘amala woman’ who would personal a small restaurant and they’d dwell comfortably.
Responding to a query, he mentioned, “I used to be born in Oworonshoki which is just like the tip of the island. It’s the place from the place you go to the island. Everybody in Oworonshoki was used to the island and the general public had been engaged on the island. I noticed how folks lived.
“After I began going to the island, I noticed that vehicles we by no means dreamt of proudly owning in our lives, they had been utilizing them to take youngsters to high school. I wrote a submit that my dream in life earlier than was to have two okadas and one danfo. It was the definition of success to me at one level in my life.
“I used to be solely dreaming of God giving me two okadas that may ship every day funds to me each evening then I’d have one danfo and date the daughter of an amala vendor which might be giving me regular meals and he or she would have her personal store. It was once our dream at one level in life.”
Within the interview, Hushpuppi additionally opened up on his household.
He acknowledged that he put his mum in probably the most costly inns in Dubai for a number of weeks and blessed her with the best issues of life.
He mentioned, “My mum has been right here in Dubai. She was having fun with probably the most costly suites they’ve in among the finest inns in Dubai. She was lounging day-after-day. She was having one of the best medical consideration on the planet however I don’t have to inform anyone as a result of that is my household.
“These are the folks that had been there for me earlier than you folks tried to return into my life. These are the individuals who made me, who despatched me to high school, who at all times obtain me anytime I am going to hustle and issues don’t work out. These are the folks I fall again on. They didn’t push me away so why ought to I now expose my mum to the world? I don’t need to.
“I’m even nearer to my dad than my mum. My mum is educated however my dad isn’t actually educated. My mum schooled in London. I can deliver my mum on the present to talk however my dad can’t actually communicate English however he’s good.
“The code I dwell by at the moment relies on the recommendation of my dad. So, my dad has been my information and spine.”
Hushpuppi dangers spending 20 years in a US federal jail if he’s discovered responsible.