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EFCC declares Mompha wanted for ‘fraud’

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Ismaila Mustapha, the socialite better known as Mompha, a wanted person.

 

The anti-graft agency, in a Twitter post, called on member of the public with information on his whereabouts to speak up.

 

“Wanted by the EFCC: Ismaila Mustapha. Anyone with useful information as to his whereabouts should contact the EFCC or the nearest police station,” the EFCC wrote.

The commission added: “The general public is hereby notified that ISMAILA MUSTAPHA, whose photograph appears above, is wanted by the 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.”

Mompha and his company Ismalob Global Investment Ltd were arraigned by the commission over alleged N6 billion fraud on January 12.

 

A fresh eight-count charge was brought against him.

 

He was remanded in the custody of the EFCC but later granted a bail of N200 million which he couldn’t fulfill.

 

The bail sum was later slashed to N25 million.

 

The EFCC had, on June 10, accused Mompha of flouting a court order by traveling to Dubai with a new passport.

 

On June 22, a Lagos court revoked the bail granted to him after the controversial socialite’s absence for trial.

  

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