Ifedayo Olarinde aka Daddy Freeze, has come under intense criticism on social media for seemingly supporting alleged internet fraudster, Ramon Abass, also known as Hushpuppi.
Daddy Freze, who has been noted for criticising pastors over their flamboyant lifestyles, was seen in a video that has since gone viral, dining with Hushpuppi and also heard mocking people who are in the habit of questioning Hushpuppi’s source of wealth.
In the video, Hushpuppi was heard saying his driver collects more money in a month than a local government chairman in Nigeria.
In the same video, Daddy Freeze was heard saying “Hushpuppi’s driver earns N700,000 a month, you that are there abusing him, you are doing houseboy work and you are collecting N35,000 you go on instablog to go and abuse Hushpuppi, instead of you to beg him, make he use your papa do driver”
After the arrest of Hushpuppi, the public had hit hard on Daddy Freeze for his double standards, stating that he had no moral justifications to criticise Nigerian pastors, when he frolics around a “criminal”.
He however has come out to say he never knew Hushpuppi to be a criminal but a social media influencer and that if he knew, he wouldn’t have hung out with him.
He said, “I didn’t know him to be a criminal, if I did I wouldn’t hang out with him. Though unless someone is proven guilty, I do not discriminate against them because the one who thought me Christianity, the one who I follow, Christ did not discriminate against anyone,” he said.
He further stated that he was in Dubai for a Cool FM event when Hushpuppi reached out to him and invited him for dinner.
He reiterated that he does not support fraud in any way and he would not have done the video if Hushpuppi had a case in court.
“As of the time I did the video, which is eight months ago, he had no case. Even now, until he is proven guilty by a competent court, we have to sit down and wait and allow the court to do its work.
Hushpuppi has since been arrested in the United Arab Emirate for multiple fraud charges.