Ramon Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi, a popular known Nigerian internet fraudster who is facing trial in the United States of America, has claimed to be one of the best cleaner in the prison where he has been detained since his arrest in 2021.
According to the Peoples Gazette, Hushpuppi’s record showed that he cleaned well and got along well with other convicts, which was included in his letter disputing the prosecutors’ recommended sentences.
It was discovered that Hushpuppi had a “very good” attitude, produced “very good” work, was dependable, and productive between July 2021, when he enrolled, and November 2021, when he finished his work, according to his report card from the Central Valley Workshop for Prisoners.
The internet fraudster has therefore appealed to US Judge Otis Wright to temper justice with mercy and hand him a lighter jail term after scoring high in the cleaning activities.
Louis Shapiro, Hushpuppi’s attorney, stated in the brief presented on the fifth day of this month that Hushpuppi is “now working within his jail washing windows and showers—for which he has earned wonderful personal ratings.”
It was learned that there had been disagreement between the prosecution and defense over the proper sentence for him.
Shapiro argued that his client had changed while incarcerated and should receive a sentence of less than two years in prison. The prosecution, which was led by assistant U.S. attorney Khaldoun Shobaki, had sought 11 years in prison and $2.2 million in restitution and fines.
Shapiro further noted Hushpuppi has three minor children in London, U.S. and Dubai to care for, as well as his ailing parents in Nigeria.