EFCC re-arrests suspected internet fraudster Mompha

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The Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arrested a suspected internet fraudster, Ismailia Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, for laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities and retention of alleged proceeds of crime.

Mompha, was arrested on Monday, January 10, 2022. In a statement by the EFCC, the suspect is currently standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, on an amended twenty-two-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N32.9bn (Thirty-two Billion Nine Hundred Thousand Naira) brought against him by the EFCC.

This is not the first time Mompha will be arrested. On October 18, 2019, he was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, while boarding an Emirates Airlines flight to Dubai by the staff of the Nigeria Immigration Service, following a watch list by the EFCC.

Investigations have revealed a transfer slip, suspected to be fraudulent, containing $92, 412, 75, found in the suspect’s iPhone 8 device.

The EFCC says he will be charged to court soon

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