The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Lagos office has disclosed that Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, was arrested for his alleged involvement in several cases of internet-related fraud and money laundering.
In a series of tweets via its verified Twitter handle @officialEFCC on Tuesday, the anti-graft agency revealed that Ismaila was arrested in Abuja on October 18, 2019 following intelligence tip off.
“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 [a] series of intelligence reports received by the Commission.”
Continuing, EFFC tweeted, “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.
Ismaila claims to be a Bureau de Change operator. He is notorious for flaunting cash on the social media, especially Instagram.
The Commission said he “has volunteered useful information to its operatives and has admitted to be reasonably involved in the first two cases he was alleged to be involved [in].
“At the point of arrest, five wristwatches with an estimated worth of about N20millon were recovered from him.
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