BREAKING: Socialite, Mompha Rearrested For ‘Money Laundering’

BREAKING: Socialite, Mompha Rearrested For ‘Money Laundering’

By Wires Editor | The Trent on January 10, 2022
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Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha'
Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha'

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has re-arrested suspected internet fraudster, Ismailia Mustapha popularly known as Mompha.

Mompha was nabbed on Monday, January 10, 2021, for “laundering funds” obtained through unlawful activities and retention of alleged proceeds of crime.

Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC Head of Media, made the disclosure in a statement.

Mompha is already standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited.

They face an amended 22-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N32.9billion.

Mompha was first nabbed on October 18, 2019, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport while boarding an Emirates flight to Dubai.

He was then taken into custody by the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, following a watchlist by the EFCC.

Mompha is alleged to have used his companies to receive illicit funds on behalf of ‘Yahoo
Yahoo boys’ from across the world in return for commission/percentage.

“Investigation has revealed a fraudulent transfer slip of $92,412.75 found in the suspect’s iPhone 8 device. He will soon be charged to court”, Uwujaren added.

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