EFCC has declared Mompha wanted over fraud.
Glamtush reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, has declared Nigeria’s popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha wanted.
The anti-graft agency in a notice on Wednesday signed by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwajaren, said the embattled social media celebrity was wanted for criminal offence.
The notice read, “The general public is hereby notified that ISMAILA MUSTAPHA, whose photograph appears above, is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an alleged case of Retention of Proceeds of Criminal Conduct, Possession of Document Containing False Pretences, False Asset Declaration and Laundering of Proceeds of Unlawful Conduct.
“Ismaila, 38, hails from Ogbomosho Local Govt Area of Oyo State. His last know address: 21, Fagbenro Street, Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos State
Anybody with useful information as to his whereabouts should please contact the commission in its Benin, Kaduna, Ibadan, Sokoto, Gombe, Maiduguri, Makurdi, llorin, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Port Harcourt and Abuja offices or through these numbers 09-9044751-3, 08093322644, 08183322644, 070- 26350721-3, 070-6350724-5; its e-mail address: [email protected] or the nearest Police Station and other security agencies.”
EFCC had arraigned Mompha and his company, Ismalob Global Investment Ltd, for alleged fraud. The anti-graft agency accused the socialite and his company of N6 billion fraud on January 12.
The EFCC in a fresh eight-count charge accused Mompha of conspiracy to launder funds obtained through unlawful activity and laundering of funds received through illegal activity.
Others are retention of proceeds of criminal conduct, use of property derived from an unlawful act, possession of a document containing false pretense, and failure to disclose assets and properties.
Mompha was remanded in the custody of the EFCC but later granted a bail of N200 million which he couldn’t fulfill.
The commission on June 10, accused the socialite of flouting a court order and travelling to Dubai with a new passport. On June 22, a Lagos court revoked the bail granted to him due to his absence from trial.