Instagram celebrity and suspected internet fraudsters, Ismaila Mustapha, otherwise known as Mompha, has been arrested by the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Daily Report Nigeria gathered that Mompha was rearrested for allegedly laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities and retention of alleged proceeds of crime.
Recall that the suspect, who was arrested by operatives of the anti-graft agency on Monday afternoon.
Mompha 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.
His latest arrest was confirmed by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement, titled, ‘EFCC re-arrests Mompha for alleged money laundering.’
The statement 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.”
Mompha was first arrested by the Nigeria Immigration Service at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on October 18, 2019, while boarding an Emirates Airline flight to Dubai, following a watchlist by the EFCC.
He was accused of using his registered companies to receive proceeds from illegal activities on behalf of cyber fraudsters from across the world in return for commissions.