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Again, EFCC Arrests Socialite, Mompha For ‘Money Laundering’


MomphaEconomic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arrested Dubai-based suspected internet fraudster, Ismailia Mustapha popularly known as Mompha.

Mompha was nabbed on Monday for “laundering funds” obtained through unlawful activities and retention of alleged proceeds of crime.

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Confirming his re-arrest to newsmen, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement, titled, ‘EFCC re-arrests Mompha for alleged money laundering’ said Mompha will be charged to court soon.

Mompha is already standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited for amended 22-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N32.9billion.

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Mompha was first nabbed on October 18, 2019 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport while boarding an Emirates flight to Dubai.

He was then taken into custody by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) following a watchlist by the EFCC.

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Mompha is alleged to have used his companies to receive illicit funds on behalf of ‘Yahoo
Yahoo boys’ from across the world in return for commission/percentage.

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EFCC spokesman’s statement reads;

The account of one of his companies, Ismalob Global Investment Limited Bank, a Bureau de Change company, domiciled in Zenith Bank Plc, was allegedly used to launder funds derived from unlawful activities.

Investigation has revealed a fraudulent transfer slip of $92, 412, 75 found in the suspect’s iPhone 8 device. He will soon be charged to court.

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