Nigerian internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, facing trial in the United States of America, has appealed to the judge to temper justice with mercy and hand him a lighter sentence.
According to him, he has been of good behaviour and is one of the best cleaners in the prison where he has been remanded since his arrest in 2021.
In a record obtained by Peoples Gazette, which was revealed as part of his memorandum countering sentencing recommendations of prosecutors, it was contained that Hushpuppi is a good cleaner and relates well with his fellow inmates.
His report card for the Central Valley workshop in prison also showed that he was ‘very good’ in attitude, quality of work, dependability and productivity.
In the light of this, the internet fraudster has appealed to US Judge, Otis Wright, to give him a lighter jail term for scoring high in the cleaning activities.
Hushpuppi’s lawyer, Louis Shapiro, wrote in a letter submitted on the 5th of September that “He is currently working within his prison cleaning windows and showers—for which he has received great personal evaluations.”
Meanwhile, the prosecution has demanded that Hushpuppi should be sentenced to 11 years in prison and pay $2.2 million in restitution and fines.
But Shapiro said his client has become a changed person in prison and should be sentenced to about two years in prison, stating that he has three young children in London, US, and Dubai and sick parents in Nigeria to take care of.