Nigerian popular social media celebrity has been confirmed to have been re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for crimes related to money laundering.
According to the agency’s head of media, Wilson Uwujaren, the commission re-arrested a suspected internet fraudster, Ismailia Mustapha, for laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities and retention of alleged proceeds of crime.
He revealed that Mompha used his companies to receive illicit funds on behalf of ‘Yahoo Yahoo boys’ from across the world in return for commission/percentage.
According to the Vanguard newspaper, Mompha was re-arrested on Monday 10th of January, 2022, and would be standing trial.
“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.
The suspect has used his company account to receive illicit funds from unlawful activities. The statement added.
The investigation also revealed that a fraudulent transfer slip of $92, 412, 75 was found in the suspect’s iPhone 8 device.
Recalled that Mompha was initially 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 by the EFCC.