Abbas aka ‘Ray Hushpuppi’ Obtained SKN Citizenship Through Marriage
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By: Tito Chapman
Nigerian, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas nicknamed ‘Ray HushPuppi’ obtained his St. Kitts and Nevis Passport through marriage to a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis.
A Statement issued by the Citizenship By Investment Unit said:
We note that the Nigeria-born Mr. Abbas, 37, was granted a St. Kitts and Nevis passport in February 2020 by virtue of his marriage to Shawana Nakesia Chapman, 32, a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis by birth and the United States of America. 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.
The statement further stated:
Any suggestion that citizenship was obtained through means other than marriage – such as the country’s Citizenship by Investment program, which includes rigorous background checks – is therefore utterly false and willfully misleading.
“Ray Hushpuppi” faces money laundering conspiracy charges in the United States, according to the Department of Justice.
Ramon Olorunwa Abbas appeared in a federal court in Chicago on Friday. He is accused of conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars through cybercrime schemes.