EFCC re-arrest Mompha shortly after arriving in Nigeria


EFCC has re-arrested Instagram ‘bigboy’, Mompha just three days after he arrived Nigeria.

Dubai-based Ismailia Mustapha, also known as Mompha, a Nigerian social media celebrity, has been re-arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos state command, just three days after arriving in Nigeria for business.

He was re-arrested, according to sources, for allegedly laundering monies earned via illegal operations and keeping the alleged proceeds of crime.


Prior to his re-arrest on Monday, January 10th, 2022, the Dubai-based socialite and his firm, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, were facing charges of N32.9 billion in cyber fraud and money laundering.

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed his re-arrest in a statement, titled, ‘EFCC re-arrests Mompha for alleged money laundering’, said:

“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.”


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