The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed the arrest of a well-liked Instagram superstar, Ismaila Mustapha also called Mompha.
This was made recognized by means of the official Twitter handle of the commission on Tuesday.
Mustapha was mentioned to have been arrested by the anti-graft agency within the Federal Captial Territory, Abuja.
In an announcement, the EFCC mentioned Mompha was arrested for his alleged involvement in Web-related fraud and cash laundering.
It mentioned, “The EFCC, Lagos office, has arrested social media superstar, Ismaila Mustapha popularly generally known as Mompha, for alleged involvement in Internet-related fraud and money laundering.
“The suspect, a premium and first-class buyer of one of many well-liked worldwide airways, was arrested on October 18, 2019 on the Nnamdi Azikiwe international atAbuja, on his solution to Dubai, United Arab Emirate, following collection of intelligence stories acquired by the fee.
“Actionable cross-border intelligence acquired from collaborative regulation enforcement businesses about his alleged involvement within the felony actions additional strengthened our suspicion.”
Mustapha, who allegedly perpetrates his fraudulent actions beneath the guise of being a Bureau de Change operator, is at all times seen together with his little son flaunting big quantity of foreign exchange on his social media platforms.
The suspect has volunteered helpful data to the operatives and has admitted being fairly concerned within the first two instances he was accused of.
On the level of arrest, 5 wristwatches with a complete value of over N20m had been recovered from him.
The EFCC mentioned he might be charged to court docket as quickly as investigation is concluded