EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity Mompha


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as ‘Mompha.’

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, confirmed that Mompha was arrested on Tuesday afternoon by the anti-graft agency in Abuja, without providing further details.

He said Mompha is in the custody of the EFCC.

Mompha, who is fondly referred to as the ‘king’ of Nigerian Bureau De Change, is known for his flamboyant lifestyle which he portrays with a display of expensive cars, wristwatches, properties and other luxurious items on Instagram.

There are reports that he fled his base in Dubai to evade arrest from the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).

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