Category Gist & Gossip
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that it arrested Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as ‘Mompha.’
EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren told Daily Trust that Mompha was arrested by the top anti-graft agency in Abuja, although he did not give further details.
He said Mompha is in the custody of the EFCC.
Alleged Internet fraud, Money Laundering: EFCC Arrests Ismaila Mustapha, a.k.a Mompha
The EFCC, Lagos office, has arrested a renowned Social Media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha for an alleged involvement in internet related fraud and money laundering. pic.twitter.com/i7oTTjtS1l
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) October 22, 2019
Mompha, a social media celeb is often referred to as the king of Nigerian Bureau De Change. There were reports that he fled his base in Dubai to evade arrest from the International Criminal Police Organization, more commonly known as INTERPOL.
BEC fraud knows no borders. Learn how #INTERPOL helped investigators discover links between multiple #BEC cases in Europe, leading to the identification and arrest of a man in #Nigeria suspected of defrauding hundreds of companies. #BECareful @officialEFCC https://t.co/SogsEYSDee
— INTERPOL_Cyber (@INTERPOL_Cyber) October 17, 2019