The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Ismaila Mustapha, the social media celebrity better known as Mompha, a wanted person.
Mompha is facing trial for money laundering before an Ikeja Special Offences Court.
The anti-graft agency charged Mustapha and his company, Ismalob Global Investment Ltd., on eight counts of ₦6 billion laundering.
Justice Mojisola Dada had on June 22 issued a bench warrant for Mustapha’s arrest following his absence in court. On June 30, his absence in court stalled the money laundering trial and Justice Dada revoked his bail.
The social media celebrity was equally absent in court on June 16.
On June 10, EFCC accused Mompha of flouting the court’s order by travelling to Dubai with a new international passport.
EFCC counsel, Mr Samuel Daji had told a sitting of the court that the commission was still in the process of re-arresting Mustapha.
Dada adjourned the case until Sept. 21 for further report.
WANTED BY THE EFCC: ISMAILA MUSTAPHA
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) August 3, 2022