The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has declared popular social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, wanted.
The Commission disclosed this Wednesday, 3 August, 2022, in a statement in its Twitter handle, @officialEFCC.
TheFact Daily had in June, reported that a Lagos State Special Offences Court, sitting in the Ikeja area, and presided over by Justice Mojisola Dada, had issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Mompha following his continued failure to present himself for his trial.
Mompha, who is wanted “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”, was arrested on January 10 by EFCC and arraigned on January 12 alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, on an eight-count charge of alleged money laundering of over N6billion.
On January 18, he was admitted to bail in the sum of N200 million with two sureties in like sum. One of the sureties, the judge ordered, must own property valued at N100 million within the jurisdiction of the court.
The court also ordered the defendant to return his international passport to the custody of the court while ordering his remand in any Correctional Centre of his choice in Lagos pending the perfection of the bail conditions.
On March 28, he was released to his lawyer, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Gboyega Oyewole shortly after the court varied his bail conditions.
“Anyone with useful information as to his whereabout should contact the EFCC or the nearest police station,” the Commission said.