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Confirming his release, his lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), said Mompha has also withdrawn the his 5million Naira law suit he filed against the EFCC to challenge his re-arrest.


  1. The era of showing off on social media is gradually winding down, ever since the grand father of social media show off boss relocate to America in a commando style, banza mutumu

  2. He is lucky he is still dealing with naija corrupt agency. he shuld better borrow himself sense and stay off the radar before the real anti fraud agency will come for him

  3. Efcc want their own share of the money. That why this guy cannot be fund guilty of any charges. But very soon America will come for him and prove him wrong because they won’t take any bribe.

  4. Why withdraw da charges against ur tormentor, if u ain’t a fraudster,I bet ur lawyer must hv told u to drop doz charges for a soft landing wit dem,goes to show how lily livered n guilty he is

  5. I think it’s high time we the youths of this great country Nigeria, we the youth who did not involve our selves in any of this internet fraud, I think we should stand up and act in a positive way.

  6. In any nation where the law favors criminals, whether it be white-collar, or violent criminals, that nation is doomed. Nigeria has become a criminal’s paradise. Of cos they knw when once they have connections in government and bribe one of them with money they know the are going to be release at any time.

  7. What’s the difference between Hushpuppi and Mompha. Mompha is more or less a conduit for the illicit money, while Hushpuppi is the executor. Both aid each other’s businesses although indirectly. The BDC guys receive the money on behalf of the likes of Hushpuppi, without the likes of Mompha, the money illegally gotten cannot be received.

  8. East west home is best the saying goes. Imagine if hush was arrested in Nigeria, he would have struck a deal for his release.


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