According to the Nigerian investigative journalist, per new piece of exclusive information she has received, the Nigerian socialite who is currently in custody in the U.S over cybercrime charges may be freed soon on bail.

Kemi Olunloyo
Kemi Olunloyo

Taking to Twitter, Dr Kemi, whose outlets was one of the first to report the arrest of Hushpuppi and his friend, Woodbery, in Dubai, tweeted that "EXCLUSIVE "HushPuppi and Woodberry" Ramoni Abass and Olalekan Ponle MAY be FREED on bail with movement restrictions".

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The Nigerian millionaire socialite was busted in Dubai four months ago by a special UAE force after radar was placed on him for multiple cybercrimes and fraudulent activities running into millions of dollars.

Hushpuppi and Woodberry were later extradited to the U.S where they are being held in custody by the FBI for their trial.

The 37-year-old Nigerian who attracted over 2.4 million followers Instagram due to his extravagant lifestyle, could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in a US federal prison.

Amongst his charges, Hushpuppi is said to have conspired with others to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from other fraudulent schemes and computer intrusions, including one scheme to steal £100million (approximately $124m) from an English Premier League soccer club.

However, Hushpuppi has hired Gal Pissetzky, a top Chicago based attorney, who is representing in the hearing of his case. In an interview with the BBC, Gal argued his client has been kidnapped by the FBI and not arrested.

In my opinion, the FBI and the government here acted illegally when they kidnapped him from Dubai without any legal process to do so,” he said.

Hushpuppi loved the good life (Instagram)
Hushpuppi loved the good life (Instagram)

Pissetzky further argued that “There was no extradition, there were no legal steps taken, there were no court documents filed, it was simply a call to the FBI. He is not a citizen of the United States, the US had absolutely no authority to take him”.

If Kemi Olunloyo's latest update is anything to go by, then it means Hushpuppi may experience some level of freedom soon. See her tweet below.