Mompha was arrested on Monday shortly after he announced his trip to Nigeria with an Instagram photo captioned, ‘‘About to make some billions in Lagos’’.
The socialite is currently standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, on an amended 22-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N32.9 billion brought against him by the EFCC.
EFCC Re-Arrest Mompha
In a statement on Monday by its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC accused the socialite of laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities and retention of alleged proceeds of crime.
“The account of one of his companies, Ismalob Global Investment Limited Bank, a Bureau de Change company, domiciled in Zenith Bank Plc, was allegedly used to launder funds derived from unlawful activities.
“Investigation has revealed a fraudulent transfer slip of $92,412.75 found in the suspect’s iPhone 8 device. He will soon be charged to court,” the statement reads.
KanyiDaily recalls that Mompha had claimed that someone from EFCC told him to maintain a low profile following the arrest of his Hushpuppi, who is being tried for money laundering in the United States.