The Economic Financial Crimes Commission of the federal republic of Nigeria has finally confirmed the rumour going around concerning the sudden arrest of Dubai-based bureau de change operator, Ismaila Mustapha who is popularly known as Mompha.
Mompha is a popular Dubai based Nigerian who is known for flaunting his wealth on all his social media pages and has left no stone unturned when it comes to giving as well.
In a chat with premium time news, it was revealed that Mr Mustapha aka Mompha was arrested in connection to alleged fraud which made him urgently leave Dubai to escape from the Dubai police, and has been moved to Lagos, only for him to be arrested on his arrival in Lagos.
A spokesperson for the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has finally confirmed that Mr Mustapha had been taken into their custody. The arrest was reportedly a joint operation between Dubai Interpol and the EFCC here in Nigeria.
It was confirmed that Dubai Interpol was on the verge of apprehending him over in Dubai when he got the information and escaped but unknown to him, they had gotten in touch with the EFCC over here in Nigeria who immediately waylaid him on his arrival.
Umar Garba, who is the head of Nigeria’s Interpol, also confirmed that he had learnt of the arrest of Mompha and all enquiries should be forwarded and treated by the EFCC as they are the one in charge of the primary law enforcement institution and in charge of the investigation as well.
It has also been confirmed that Mompha has confessed to two out of the crimes he has been accused of.