The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, known as Mompha, wanted.
The PUNCH had reported on June 30 2022 that Mompha’s absence stalled his alleged N6 billion money laundering trial before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Ikeja Special Offences Court.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charged Mustapha and his company, Ismalob Global Investment Ltd with eight counts bordering on money laundering, conspiracy to launder money obtained through unlawful activities, and laundering of money obtained through unlawful activities.
Other charges include retention of proceeds of criminal conduct, use of property derived from an unlawful act, possession of a document containing false pretences, and failure to disclose assets.
Justice Dada had on June 22 issued a bench warrant for Mustapha’s arrest following his absence in court. Dada also revoked the bail that was granted to the defendant. The social media celebrity was absent in court on June 16.