Mompha Reacts After Being Declared Wanted By EFCC

Mompha Reacts After EFCC Declared Him Wanted

 

 

 

Nigerian socialite and businessman, Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha has finally reacted hours after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC declared him wanted.

It would be recalled that the anti-graft agency had arraigned the businessman alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Ltd for alleged fraud to the tune of N6B on January 12.

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Mompha was however remanded in the EFCC’s custody and was later granted a bail of N200M which he couldn’t meet up with.

However, on June 10, the anti-graft agency accused Mompha of travelling to Dubai with a new passport hereby defying the court order.

On June 22, a Lagos court revoked the bail granted to him due to his absence from trial.

Recently, Mompha was again declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Reacting to the latest development, Mompha slammed the commission.

According to him, after his arrest and arraignment on the first case at the Federal High Court, Lagos, on the 10th of December, 2021, the court gave him judgement and ordered EFCC to release his wrist watches and other valuables in their custody to him.

However, being bitter, the EFCC were dissatisfied with the court’s judgment and came up with another trumped-up charge against him.

He revealed that when he went to the commission to retrieve his wristwatch and other possession, he was held down at their office and charged to court.

The EFCC arraigned him before a familiar judge who made his bail difficult, and he had to sleep in their custody for 2months.

Upon his release, he travelled to see his family and lawyer, where the EFCC lawyer, along with an EFCC operative, chose to capitalise on the fact that he travelled to blackmail him into entering a plea bargain with EFCC else he would inform the judge of his travel.

Mompha claimed that the commission demanded N142 million as compensation and for him to sign a one-year imprisonment sentence which he was uncomfortable with.

After that, they reduced it to N40 million naira and one-year imprisonment.

Mompa’s refusal to sign the plea bargain and play to their game made the commission informed the judge that he traveled and without any concrete evidence, the judge declared him wanted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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