EFCC Declares Mompha Wanted

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Ismaila Mustapha, the socialite better known as Mompha, a wanted person.

The anti-graft agency, in a Twitter post, called on member of the public with information on his whereabouts to speak up.

“Wanted by the EFCC: Ismaila Mustapha. Anyone with useful information as to his whereabouts should contact the EFCC or the nearest police station,” the EFCC wrote.

Mompha and his company Ismalob Global Investment Ltd were arraigned by the commission over alleged N6 billion fraud on January 12.

A fresh eight-count charge was brought against him, including conspiracy to launder funds obtained through unlawful activity and laundering of funds received through illegal activity.

Others are retention of proceeds of criminal conduct, use of property derived from an unlawful act, possession of a document containing false pretense, and failure to disclose assets and properties.

He was remanded in the custody of the EFCC but later granted a bail of N200 million which he couldn’t fulfill.

The bail sum was later slashed to N25 million.

The EFCC had, on June 10, accused Mompha of flouting a court order by traveling to Dubai with a new passport.

On June 22, a Lagos court revoked the bail granted to him after the controversial socialite’s absence for trial.

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