The news of the arrest of popular Nigerian-Dubai based socialite, Hushpuppi is one that is still fresh in many people’s minds, however, having been arrested alongside, six others, including his best friend – Woodberry. While the news centered mostly around Hushpuppi, this time the trend has accommodated his best friend as many people are calling him out over an update that concerns their custody with the authorities.
According to reports, Woodberry is said to be reportedly sick after spending just 9 days in custody.
Hushpuppi and Woodberry have spent 9 days in Moshannon federal prison.🇺🇸Sadly Woodberry has fallen ill and being treated. They did not expect this. Criminal Fraudsters $450M#kemitalkscrime
— Dr. Kemi Olunloyo (Pharm.D) (@KemiOlunloyo) June 29, 2020
Following the news, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to share reactions on how they have taken the news and what it means for the socialites and Nigerians as a whole.
Day 9 in prison
Old prisoners: Oga spread your legs joor
Woodberry: Please I'm not mentally ready for that.
Prisoner 1190: Ogbeni pull that boxers. Shebi you been de consider your clients mental health ni. Egbon give me 360.
— CHESKY (@tweetsofchesky) June 29, 2020
Woodberry and Hushpuppi could have bought a small island in Panama or Vietnam with a yacht, run everything behind the scenes; use 5-7 years to wash up all that money with legit businesses…..but no, they wanted to act like bad bitches on the internet for likes.
— 𝐆𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐎𝐍 𝐄𝐊𝐎𝐍𝐆 [ 𝐄𝐋 𝐆𝐄𝐄𝐙𝐙'𝐄 ] (@EL_GEEZZE) June 29, 2020
Woodberry has fallen ill and who is supposed to feel sorry for him? Does he know how many of his victims most have died from depression and health issues after being scammed of their hard earned money?
This was him and Hushpuppi when he used fraud money to buy a Rolls Royce. pic.twitter.com/OmswTKB42L
— World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) June 29, 2020
Woodberry should be grateful he isn’t in a Nigerian prison cus illness is nothing compared to the lost of sanity and possible depression he might have caused people in the course of his scamming.
— Richard (@meettherichard) June 29, 2020
The reports have opened up the conversation leading to their arrest as some Twitter users shared that the illness should not hinder justice. Some others noted that Woodbery may have lied about being ill so as to have a better treatment in a hospital as opposed to being in the custody of the authorities.
Hushpuppi and Mr Woodberry had so much money they could have opened up big franchise all over Dubai and employed several young Nigerians there struggling, but they decided to be social media front runners on Instagram for cheap likes and hoes. Rot in jail dumb criminals.
— Beautiful Buoy (@BeautifulBuoy) June 29, 2020
In case you don’t know, Hushpuppi and Woodberry swindling syndicate have led some people to prison in time past as no one believed they were duped.
Same people that stole healthcare funds are now being treated after falling ill in prison. Karma mad gan
— Lola Okunrin (@lollypeezle) June 29, 2020
Hushpuppi and Woodberry saw what happened to Invictus and Mompha, yet they continued showcasing their exorbitant lifestyle in Dubai.
"When a goat laughs upon hearing that a lion is around, one needs to find out what grass it has been eating". https://t.co/NRjSF5IY0g
— SECRETARY♠️ACE™ (@SecretaryAce) June 25, 2020
While this trend opened up the conversation leading up to their arrest, some Twitter users pointed out that the duo brought about their demise as they employed people not to feel pity for them even as Woodberry has fallen ill.
Others, however, pointed out that even though there are so many people interested in the updates as it concerns the fraudsters, many Nigerians, politicians, and ordinary citizens are not free of the same crime they are persecuting Hushpuppi and Woodberry for.
Woodberry and Hushpuppi gotta be the dumbest criminals alive. Like have you seen them Mexican cartels move? They can afford to buy a small country if they wanted but you don't see them on social media competing for likes! 🤦🏽♂️
— Ferdy…. 🐅 (@_The_Immortal) June 25, 2020
Those mocking Woodberry for falling ill after 9 days in prison. I hope you know that prison is actually a very disgusting place to be, doesn't matter whether it's kirikiri or U.S prison. Anyone would fall sick even after a day in prison.
Whatever you do, avoid prison world!✌🏿
— Obi Of Onitsha🇨🇦 (@Uncle_clique) June 29, 2020
Just so we are clear, the lesson from Hushpuppi and Woodberry’s arrest isn’t to be low-key while doing fraud, the lesson is NOT to engage in fraud. ATALL. 🚫🚫🚫‼️‼️‼️
— Moji Sensei Delano (@MojiDelanoBlog) June 25, 2020
It is important to note that these people (hushpuppy and woodberry) fund their live styles through people’s hard earned sweat. These folks have led millions of people to depression and confusion. The only difference between them and armed robbers is that they don’t carry guns.
— ‘Tunde Omotoye (@TundeTASH) June 25, 2020
While people debated on the idea that they caused their arrest, a few Twitter users reminded the audience that the take-back from Hushpuppi and his gang’s arrest isn’t that they lived luxuriously and got caught, but that they were criminals as they advised people, old and young to endeavor to live a crime-free lifestyle.
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