Popular Tech Company, Instagram has stated that the embattled Nigerian socialite, Hushpuppi can continue to use his account despite the fraud charges against him.
Recall that Hushpuppi was arrested in the UAE in June last year alongside 11 of his associates over allegations bordering on hacking, impersonation, scamming, banking fraud, and identity theft.
In a new development, The National, a UAE-based platform stated that Instagram said Hushpuppi’s alleged crimes did not violate its rules to necessitate removal of his account.
The Facebook-owned company also said it has well-established processes with law enforcement and a policy on “inmate takedown requests” in place for prisoners active on social media.
Although Hushpuppi has not posted anything on his page — with 2.5 million followers — since last year, the company said he is free to use it.
The company also revealed that it only closes accounts if they are considered to represent dangerous organizations or individuals
It, however, said it would not hesitate to take necessary action when directed by legal authorities in the US where he is undergoing trial.