EFCC Declares Instagram Celebrity, Mompha Wanted

Dubai-based businessman, Ismailia Mustapha, better known as Mompha, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The anti-graft agency took to its official Twitter page on Wednesday, 3rd August 2022 to share a picture and details of Mompha.

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It urged Nigerians with information on Mompha’s whereabouts to speak up or contact the nearest police station.

EFCC wrote,

“Wanted by the EFCC: Ismaila Mustapha. Anyone with useful information as to his whereabouts should contact the EFCC or the nearest police station.”

The anti-graft agency had arraigned Mompha and his company, Ismaila Global Investment Limited, for alleged fraud.

The socialite and his company were accused of N6 billion fraud on 12th January 2022.

However, in a fresh eight-count charge, EFCC accused Mompha of conspiracy to launder funds obtained through unlawful activity and laundering of funds received through illegal activity.

Other crimes are retention of proceeds of criminal conduct, use of property derived from an unlawful act, possession of a document containing false pretence, and failure to disclose assets and properties.

He was remanded in the custody of the EFCC but later granted a bail of N200 million which he couldn’t fulfil.

On the 10th of June, the commission accused the socialite of flouting a court order and travelling to Dubai with a new passport.

Consequences were melted on him on 22nd June after a Lagos court revoked the bail granted to him due to his absence from the trial.

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