Donald Kipkorir Reveals Why He Turned Down Hushpuppi’s Request

  • City lawyer Donald Kipkorir revealed he was approached by close associates of alleged Nigerian scammer Hushpuppi to keep the money for him but he turned down their request.

    In a post on Twitter, the lawyer stated that he would have been indicted by the United States if he dared get into business with the notorious Nigerian scammer Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi.

    Kipkorir explained that the 28-year-old Kenyan man who was named in Hushpuppi’s scam network had approached him through a close associate in Mombasa.

    City lawyer Donald Kipkorir in Italy, on December 2019
    City lawyer Donald Kipkorir in Italy, on December 2019

    When he met the man in question, he explained to the lawyer that he wanted him to keep an unspecified amount of money for Hushpuppi but Kipkorir refused and informed him that he only dealt with corporations.

    “Sometimes back, Abdulrahman aka Abdul asked my friend Fauz Khalid in Mombasa to introduce him to me. Abdul came to see me & wanted me to keep money from Hushpuppi,” the lawyer stated.

    “I told him I only deal with corporate clients. If I loved money or was corrupt, I would’ve been indicted in the US,” he continued.

    Hushpuppi named the Kenyan as an accomplice who helped him defraud a foreign investor of Ksh1.1 Billion along with a Nigerian accomplice.

    The Kenyan allegedly posed as a consultant and a banker who could aid in the facilitation of a loan for a Qatari businessman for the building of schools in Qatar. 

    According to court documents, the Kenyan impersonated a banker facilitating loans on illusion while Hushpuppi played the role of “Malik†– an international banker based in New York.

    On the other hand, the other Nigerian facilitated them with false narratives, creating counterfeit documents and arranging the creation of bogus bank websites and phone banking lines.

    Hushpuppi admitted to participating in the scheme to steal more than Ksh100 million from the Qatari investor. The court documents released on July 28, 2021, indicate that Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to the charges on April 30, 2021.

    According to the US authorities, Hushpuppi was involved in schemes amounting to more than Ksh 2.6 billion.

    Nigerian scammer Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi
    Nigerian scammer Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi