EFCC re-arrests Mompha for alleged money laundering


Court orders forfeiture of Mompha's glasses, wristwatches, phone
Court orders forfeiture of Mompha's glasses, wristwatches, phone

By Soni Daniel – Abuja

Operatives of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have re-arrested a suspected internet fraudster, Ismailia Mustapha, for laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities and retention of  alleged proceeds of crime.

A statement made available to Vanguard by the Head of Media and Publicity of the agency, Wilson Uwujaren, indicated that Mompha was arrested on Monday.

“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 brought against him by the EFCC,” the statement.

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It will be recalled that Mompha had earlier been arrested on October 18, 2019 at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport while boarding an Emirates Airline Flight to Dubai by the staff of the Nigeria Immigration Service, following a watch list…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper