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EFCC re-arrests Mompha for ‘money laundering’

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Ismailia Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, has been re-arrested by the Lagos command Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities.

He was arrested first at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on October 18, 2019, while boarding an Emirates Airline flight to Dubai following a watchlist by the EFCC.

Mompha, who was arrested on Monday, is currently standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, on an amended 22-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N32.9 billion brought against him by the EFCC.

According to a statement by EFCC, EFCC.Mompha is alleged to have used his registered companies to receive illicit funds on behalf of cyber fraudsters from across the world in return for commissions.

"The account of one of his companies, Ismalob Global Investment Limited Bank, a Bureau de Change company, domiciled in Zenith Bank Plc, was allegedly used to launder funds derived from unlawful activities.

"Investigation has revealed a fraudulent transfer slip of $92, 412, 75 found in the suspect’s iPhone 8 device. He will soon be charged to court," the statement reads.

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