Suspected internet fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha better known as Mompha has been re-arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities.
The socialite was arrested on January 10, 2022 and is standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited on charges of cyber fraud and money laundering amounting to N32.9B.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a statement, titled, ‘EFCC re-arrests Mompha for alleged money laundering.’
According to the statement; “The account of one of his companies, Ismalob Global Investment Limited Bank, a Bureau de Change company, domiciled in a new generation bank, was allegedly used to launder funds derived from unlawful activities.”
Recall that Mompha was arrested by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on October 18, 2019 while boarding an Emirates Airline flight to Dubai, following a watchlist by the EFCC.