The Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has re-arrested a suspected web fraudster, Ismailia Mustapha, popularly referred to as Mompha, for laundering funds obtained by way of illegal activities and retention of alleged proceeds of crime.
Mompha, who was arrested on Monday, is at present standing trial alongside his firm, Ismalob International Funding Restricted, on an amended 22-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and cash laundering to the tune of N32.9 billion introduced towards him by the EFCC.
The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed this in an announcement, titled, ‘EFCC re-arrests Mompha for alleged money laundering.’
Mompha had earlier been arrested by the Nigeria Immigration Service on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport on October 18, 2019, whereas boarding an Emirates Airline flight to Dubai, following a watchlist by the EFCC.
Mompha is alleged to have used his registered corporations to obtain illicit funds on behalf of cyber fraudsters from across the world in return for commissions.
The assertion stated, “The account of one of his corporations, Ismalob Global Investment Limited Bank, a Bureau de Change firm, domiciled in Zenith Bank Plc, was allegedly used to launder funds derived from illegal actions.
“Investigation has revealed a fraudulent transfer slip of $92, 412, 75 discovered within the suspect’s iPhone 8 system. He’ll quickly be charged to courtroom.”