The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday declared social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, better known as Mompha, wanted.
EFCC is prosecuting Mompha for alleged N6 billion money laundering before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Ikeja Special Offences Court.
On June 30, 2022, Mompha’s failure to appear in court stalled his trial.
The anti-gaft agency levelled eight-count charge bordering on money laundering, conspiracy to launder money obtained through unlawful activities, and laundering of money obtained through unlawful activities against Mustapha and his company, Ismalob Global Investment Ltd.
On June 22, Justice Dada issued a bench warrant for Mustapha’s arrest following his absence in court and revoking of the bail granted to him.
The EFCC, in a notice on Wednesday signed by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwajaren, said, “The general public is hereby notified that ISMAILA MUSTAPHA, whose photograph appears above, is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an alleged case of Retention of Proceeds of Criminal Conduct, Possession of Document Containing False Pretences, False Asset Declaration and Laundering of Proceeds of Unlawful Conduct.
“Ismaila, 38, hails from Ogbomosho Local Govt Area of Oyo State. His last know address: 21, Fagbenro Street, Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos State
“Anybody with useful information as to his whereabouts should please contact the commission in its Benin, Kaduna, Ibadan, Sokoto, Gombe, Maiduguri, Makurdi, llorin, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Port Harcourt and Abuja offices or through these numbers 09-9044751-3, 08093322644, 08183322644, 070- 26350721-3, 070-6350724-5; its e-mail address: email@example.com or the nearest Police Station and other security agencies.”