By Festus Omobude
The arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity; Ismaila Mustapha has been confirmed and was made by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday for alleged involvement in internet fraud and money laundering.
The arrest was made at the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, Abuja by the anti-graft agency due to a series of information received from the commission and law enforcement agency which further strengthened their suspicion after the arrest. They recovered five wristwatches with a total worth of N20million.
“The suspect, a premium and first-class customer of one of the popular international airlines, was arrested on October 18, 2019, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on his way to Dubai, United Arab Emirate, following series of intelligence reports received by the commission.”
“Actionable cross-border intelligence received from collaborative law enforcement agencies about his alleged involvement in the criminal activities further strengthened our suspicion.”
Going under the pretense of being a Bureau de Change operator, Mompha was always seen with his little son showing off huge amount of money on various social media platforms. Mompha admitted being responsible for the first two cases and had not withheld useful information from the operatives.