Popular Instagram big boy and bureau de change operator, Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha has come out to explained his own side of his arrest.
Remember that Mompha was arrested by the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja on 28 of October 2019. Journalist, Kemi Olunloyo had reported about the rumor of Mompha’s arrest a day prior.
Mompha was released from EFCC’s custody on Wednesday 11 December 2019.
The EFCC accused Mompha of several fraud allegations, including wire fraud, Business Email Compromise (BEC), money laundering and conspiracy to launder money to the tune of over 50billion naira. The EFCC also alleged that 51 different bank accounts were traced to Mompha which he operates to carry out fraudulent transactions.
Mompha was in the custody of EFCC for 40 days before he was released after perfecting his bail conditions.
After his release, Mompha has explained his own side of the story, where he said that he was never wanted by the FBI or Interpol.
In his Instagram post, Mompha shared the following, “I was arrested on the 28 of October 2019 by the EFCC, not Interpol or FBI. No Interpol or FBI is looking for me cos I don’t know where these stories are coming from!”
Mompha said his charge of arrest came from the EFCC Lagos division.
“My order of arrest came from one of their head office in Lagos, because they have my travel details,” Mompha wrote on Instagram.
“I asked what was my offense but he said that until I get to Lagos. When I got to Lagos on 19 October 2019, he showed me the statement of account from my bank and asked about the funds that entered my bank account between 2015 and 2017 which I defended all.”
“To my greatest surprise the next thing that they did was post that I was involved in Internet fraud and BEC and cyber fraud and also 51 accounts was traced to me,” Mopha said.
Mompha took to Instagram to share a video of his release immediately he was let go by the EFCC. In a video he shared on the day of his release, he said that he was not a Yahoo boy.