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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has declared popular Instagram celebrity and socialite, Ismaila Mustapha, better known as Mompha, wanted.

The anti-graft agency, in a statement on Wednesday, August 3, called on members of the public with useful information on his whereabouts to speak up.

“Ismaila, 38, hails from Ogbomosho Local Govt Area of Oyo State. His last known address: 2 Fagbenro Street, Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos State. Wanted by the EFCC: Ismaila Mustapha. Anyone with useful information about his whereabouts should contact the EFCC or the nearest police station”, the statement read in part.

The EFCC arraigned the billionaire businessman before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court, sitting in Ikeja, Lagos in January 2022.

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Mompha was arrested by Operatives of the EFCC, Lagos state command, on Monday, January 10, for allegedly laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities and retention of alleged proceeds of crime, and arraigned in court on Thursday morning, January 12.

According to EFCC, Mompha is currently standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, on an amended 22-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N32.9 billion.

Meanwhile, in August 2020 Mompha sued EFCC for N5million over his arrest.

He asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the anti-graft agency to pay him N5m for what he termed his “unlawful re-arrest and detention.

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