The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have reacted to rumors that alleged Internet fraudster and social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha has bribed his way out of their custody.
Mompha was apprehended by operatives of the EFCC in Abuja for allegedly laundering a combine N33bn with his Lebanese accomplice, Hamza Koudeih, on the 18nd of October 2019.
The EFCC in the press release of Mompha’s arrest, on the 22nd of October, 2019, claim that he was arrested on his way to Dubai Emirate following series of intelligence reports received by the commission.
The suspect, a premium and first class customer of one of the popular international airlines, was arrested on Friday, 18 October 2019 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Dubai 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 criminal activities, further strengthened our suspicion.
However, there have been rumors that Mompha has bribed his way out of the custody of EFCC. This made a concerned twitter user to confront the EFCC on their official Twitter page and they responded.
According to them; The information about Mompha “bribing” his way out is false and MUST be disregarded. Ismaila Mustapha A.K.A. Mompha is still being remanded on court orders and will soon be arraigned.
This information about Mompha "bribing" his way out is false and MUST be disregarded.
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) November 19, 2019