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General News of Tuesday, 18 May 2021


'If you don’t know the story, don’t envy the glory' - Reactions trail arrest of Abidemi Rufai

Abidemi Rufai lived a lavish lifestyle on social media Abidemi Rufai lived a lavish lifestyle on social media

 • Abidemi Rufai was arrested for wire fraud in the United States

 • He is scheduled for a detention hearing on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

 • The 42-year-old is reported to live in Lekki

The arrest of Abidemi Rufai, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Special Duties to Governor Dapo Abiodun has caused a stir on social media since the news broke.

Rufai was arrested at the JFK Airport in New York on Friday, May 14 on a criminal complaint charging him with wire fraud for his scheme to steal over $350,000 in unemployment benefits from the Washington State Employment Security Department.

The 42-year-old is scheduled for a detention hearing on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, after an initial hearing on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

His boss, Governor Dapo Abiodun in a statement said his arrest was troubling. The statement further said the “Governor cannot be held responsible for the actions of a full-grown adult.”

As usual social media has been thrown into a frenzy. Check out what Nigerians think about the recent development.

@Abidemi Rufai said: is another exemplar of the Lekki Big Boy (Get Rich Or Die Trying). In a country with the poorest people of the world, some have chosen the “Road to Perdition.” Not all you see on Social Media is legit. So don’t get carried away by the glitz & glamour. GREED KILLS!!

@Truth Vendor said: If u steal money, then i take the stolen money from you without returning it to it's rightful owner then i am also a thief. A case study of the EFCC and the Nigerian government.

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@Cologeny stand wrote: From Hell rufai to Abidemi Rufai. Rufai is under attack locally and internationally. The person drafting this dragging timetable is a legend.

@Agboola Peter said: Abidemi Rufai entered US in Feb 2020, and scammed over 100 Americans using their SSN to claim UB. He used a feature of Google I already explained on this street and used +234 as recovery phone number. Guess what, the number was the number on his DS-160/CGIFEDERAL portal.

@Oluomo of Derby said: If you don’t know the story, Don’t Envy the Glory. Watch what you envy on here. Abidemi Rufai’s story should be a lesson to everyone of us. Many people are living a fake lifestyle. He should be expecting 20/25 yrs in American prison. Legit money does not grow on trees.

@Girllikehelen said: This tweet is for those engaging in credit card fraud. You can continue stealing from the U.S but one day , you will get caught. They will carry out their investigations and nail you when you least expect it. Abidemi Rufai is just one of the many guys that will go down.

@_Kain wrote: Once again, the FBI has taught the red jacket folks how to do a proper investigation without resulting to abuse or robbery using abidemi rufai as case study.

@EndBadGovernanceinNigeria said: Abidemi Rufai another version of Hushpuppi. We have more youths in scam activities & I wonder if we're ready to take the lead of this nation- Osogbo recently speaking against EFCC, most Yahoo boys. One solution: make Nigeria's judicial system independent for stiff deterrent.