Ramon Olorunwa Abbas alias ‘Ray Hushpuppi’ is not a citizen of the Federation through Citizenship By Investment but admitted he was a citizen through Marriage.
The prime minister disclosed that Hushpuppi married Miss. Shawana Nakesia Chapman, a 32-year-old citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis by birth and the United States of America.
The statement noted that reports stating he was a Citizenship by Investment were false.
The prime minister revealed that;
“Ms Chapman, a resident of North Carolina, USA, married Mr Abbas in Nigeria in October 2018, thereby conferring him with the right to St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship,”
“Any suggestion that citizenship was obtained through means other than marriage, such as the country’s citizenship by investment program, is therefore utterly false and willfully misleading.”
Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, according to reports claims to run a real estate business. He is purported to have conspired to launder millions of dollars through business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams, the US Department of Justice said.