Former Senator Dino Melaye has refuted claims that he was involved in a $31 million fraud scheme with an international fraud kingpin, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
The former lawmaker who dismissed the claims described it as false and laughable.
Reports had emerged that Hushpuppi allegedly helped Melaye to launder a total sum of $31 million. The reports also claimed that the former lawmaker is being investigated by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over the said allegations.
However, Melaye who took to his official Instagram account described the reports as the handiwork of some mischief-makers who wanted to soil his reputation.
In a video he posted on his Instagram page, Melaye wondered why the FBI failed to arrest him during his two-month stay in the US.
In his words, “I just read on Twitter and Instagram that Hushuppi held Dino Melaye launder $31 million. Out of the money, you people should just give me one million dollars is enough for me.
“Those of you who are saying this, please take the audio 31 million dollars and give me just one million dollars. Please, I’m waiting for the one million dollars; I really need it.
“They said the US FBI is after me but I did two months in America, or is it that they forgot to arrest me at their airport? ‘Awon Oloshi.”