EFCC to arraign suspected fraudster, Mompha, Monday

Ismaila Mustapha Mompha

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will arraign social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, on Monday before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Mompha was arrested on October 19 at
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on allegations of cybercrime and
money laundering.

The commission said on Friday that it had filed a 14-count criminal charge on the suspect.

EFCC’s response comes after Mompha filed
a suit against it seeking N5 million damages for alleged unlawful detention and
violation of his rights.

Mompha is to be arraigned alongside his
company, Ismalob Investments Limited, the firm through which he allegedly
laundered N14 billion.

EFCC said the Lebanese, Hamza Koudeih, and Kayode Philip, who were arrested as alleged accomplices of Mompha would be arraigned during the week.

The anti-graft agency said the two men
have been served with a 24-count charge bordering on conspiracy and money

Mr Koudeih was arrested in late October after a three-hour stand-off at his N1.8 billion luxury apartment in the 33-storey Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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