The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC today August 26, release internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha, about two weeks after he was re-arrested by the anti-graft agency in Lagos
for alleged internet fraud and money laundering.
Mompha has he’s popularly called has a habit of flaunting his wealth and bling acquisitions on social media platforms, especially on Instagram.
Naijanewsmill, had earlier reported that Mompha was re-arrested on Friday, August 14 when he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos to reclaim his five wristwatches, one Apple Air pod, one iPhone 8 mobile phone and one pair of sunglasses, seized by the EFCC operatives last October.
According to the EFCC operatives, “The suspect, a premium and first class customer of one of the popular international airlines, was arrested on Friday 18, October 2019 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Dubai Emirate following series of intelligence reports received by the Commission
According to the EFCC operatives, “actionable cross border intelligence received from collaborative law enforcement agencies about his alleged involvement in the criminal activities further strengthened our suspicion”.
The EFCC Investigations according to their twitter handle @officialEFCC also revealed that Ismaila is only using the BDC business, he jointly owned with his siblings, as a decoy to launder his proceeds of crime.
Following an application by his lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Justice Mohammed Liman had on July 24 ordered the EFCC to release the items to Mompha.
Following the order made by Justice Mohammed Liman on July 24, EFCC was ordered to release the items to Mompha after an application was made by his lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN).
Mompha was rearrested and taken into custody as EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, said Mompha’s re-arrest was connected to a fresh set of cyber fraud charges.
Confirming his release, his lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), said Mompha has also withdrawn the his 5million Naira law suit he filed against the EFCC to challenge his re-arrest.