The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared a popular Instagram personality, Ismaila Mustapha better known as Mompha, wanted.
Mompha is currently being prosecuted on an 8-count charge of conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of over N6 billion.
In June, a Special Offences Court, Ikeja, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the suspected internet fraudster.
Mompha was arrested on January 10 by the EFCC but was arraigned and granted bail. He, however, failed to appear in court on two scheduled dates for his trial, forcing the judge to revoke his bail and ordered his arrest.
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In a public notice shared on its Twitter page on Wednesday, the anti-graft agency declared the embattled socialite wanted, urging members of the public to provide useful information about the suspect.
“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,” it read.
“Ismaila, 38, hails from Ogbomosho Local Govt Area of Oyo State. His last known 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, Ilorin, 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@example.com or the nearest Police Station and other security agencies.”
WANTED BY THE EFCC: ISMAILA MUSTAPHA
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) August 3, 2022