Popular Nigerian journalist Deji Faremi has linked suspected fraudster, Ramon Abbas popularly known as Ray Hushpuppi with a scam that a Serie A club fell for in 2018.

Hushpuppi faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in a US federal prison after being extradited from Dubai to the United States.

According to ace journalist, Italian club, Lazio fell for an email scam and paid the final €2 million installment of Stefan De Vrij transfer fee into an account pretending to be Feyenoord's. Deji claimed that the fraudulent account belonged to Hushpuppi.

"Remember in 2018 when Lazio reportedly fell for a scam, and paid the final €2 million instalment of Stefan De Vrij transfer fee into an account pretending to be Feyenoord's?

Yup, that was Hushpuppi.", he tweeted.


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