Instagram reportedly says Hushpuppi can continue using his account
Hushpuppi, an accused Nigerian scammer, can continue to use his Instagram account, according to the social media giant.
Hushpuppi, who lived in luxury in Dubai, was known for flaunting his lavish lifestyle on his Instagram account. On the network, he published images of lavish shopping excursions, expensive automobiles, clothing, and watches, among other things.
In response to a request from Dubai-based The National, Instagram stated the Nigerian fraudster is allowed to continue using his social media account because he did not break any of the platform’s rules.
For inmates who use social media, Facebook claimed it had well-established protocols with law enforcement and a policy on “inmate removal requests.”
Unless ordered differently by law enforcement in the United States, where he is awaiting punishment, the company’s worldwide staff said he would be allowed to access the site.
According to Instagram, accounts are typically deactivated only if they are associated with harmful organizations or persons.
Hushpuppi has not posted to his 2.5 million Instagram followers since June 2020, but he has pled guilty to his offenses, according to court records from April 2021. The 37-year-old Nigerian pled guilty to a $24 million internet fraud scheme.