The United States has moved the trial of Nigerian Internet celebrity Hushpuppi, earlier scheduled to commence this month to next year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The suspension is contained in the orders of a district judge in California, Otis Wright, released on September 23.
Hushpuppi, whose real name is Ramon Abass, is being tried on a four-count charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering conspiracies, international money laundering, and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity.
His case was originally fixed for October 13 after he earlier pleaded not guilty to the charges pressed against.
The trial will now continue on May 4, 2021.