To the surprise of many, some Nigerian celebrities who are expected to serve as role models to their fans and followers are part of the people who get caught up in crimes and other illegal activities across the world.
Some of these celebrities include Nollywood actress, Lola Magret popularly known as Bisola Alaanu. In a bid to step up her level and compete with the likes of Mercy Aigbe, Iyabo Ojo, and all, the light-skinned talented actress was interrogated in 2017 in the hands of the police in Atlanta, Georgia.
This is said to be linked to money laundering. She was reportedly arrested after a huge sum of money was wired into her account and the collection method failed. She has since been released and deported back to Nigeria and considering the gravity of her actions.
Another celebrity that was arrested for alleged fraud is sensational singer, Oyindamola Emmanuel popularly known as Dammy Krane. He was arrested in Miami, the U.S for credit card fraud.
The singer was arrested for card fraud, identity fraud (named as Johnson Hunga), and theft (armed and conspiracy). Krane signed under Hypertek music has a number of hits to his credit and has enjoyed fame in the industry.
Another Nigerian who was arrested recently in the popular Dubai based big boy Ramon Olorunwa Abass better known as Hushpuppi. The 38-year-old who is known for always showing off his wealth and a luxurious lifestyle on social media was arrested by Dubai Police on June 10, 2020.
Hushpuppi is said to have been transferred to the United States recently face criminal charges and for conspiring with his friends to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams.
Others include Babalola Falemi (Sauce Kid) aka SINZU is a Nigerian rapper who was arrested and bagged a 2-year jail sentence for stealing $15,388 using stolen credit card numbers in Boise and Meridian and Obinwanne Okeke, Invictus Group CEO, popularly known as Invictus Obi, who was also arrested for conspiracy to commit fraud of over $12million at the Dulles International Airport, while leaving the United States in August 2019.