UPDATE: Woodberry has fallen ill after spending 9 days in Mashonnon prison Dubai,according to Dr. Kemi Olunloyo he is being treated. The cause of the illness is not revealed, Woodberry was arrested along with his friend Hushpuppi and others on the 10th of June, and have being designated as the "Top 10 international cybercriminals" by Dubai Police, They all risk more than 10 years in prison.
On Thursday the Dubai Police Headquarters confirmed to the arrest of top ten international cybercriminals including two Nigerian celebrities. Ray Hushpuppi and Woodberry among others. They were arrested on the 10th of June, Wednesday Night by INTERPOL and Dubai local authorities in a hotel while carrying out their regular fraudulent activities. They all risk more than 10 years in jail according to UAE cybercrime law or it may be severe depending on the severity of the crimes involved.
Hushpuppi and his cybercrime gang allegedly defrauded over 1.9 million victims of $435.6 million. There were 1,926,400 victims.
Twitter Reactions: "Hushpuppi scammed almost 2 million people. Dubai police tracked him and others using his social media accounts It is one thing to be a thief, it is another thing to be a very loud Thief."
"Dubai Police are so detailed. They monitored Hushpuppi them for 4 months, including all their social media activities. They tracked them to 6 different locations all in one night at the same time and still had time to carry camera to do a short movie titled Fox Hunt 2."
The announcement was made on their Twitter handle " Dubai Police Commander in Chief take down "Hushpuppi", "Woodberry", ten international cybercriminals in a special operation dubbed "Fox Hunt 2"
DubaiPoliceHQ Commander-in-Chief Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri: The arrest of 'Hushpuppi','Woodberry' & 10 gang members involved in money laundry & cyber fraud activities, is another achievement added to the proud record of Dubai police in ensuring the emirate's security and safety ".Source
"Out of the 1.9million people defrauded by hushpuppi. Some would have lost their lives. Some had to restart from the scratch. Some are in lifetime emotional trauma. Some in Coma, While man just come to Instagram flaunting illegal wealth with aspire to perspire quotes.
How Hushpuppi could comfortably show off his flamboyant lifestyle knowing he ripped peoples off their hard earned money really baffles me."