- Claims that the EFCC officials advised Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha to maintain a low profile have been denied
- The anti-graft agency on Monday, August 2, maintained that it is not in the business of guiding suspected internet fraudsters
- In the wake of the indictment of his friend, Hushpuppi, Mompha had asserted that the commission advised him to lay low
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has distanced itself from claims that it advised Ismaila Mustapha popularly called Mompha to maintain a low profile following the arrest of his friend, Hushpuppi.
Legit.ng gathered that the commission made its position known in a statement shared on its Facebook page on Monday, August 2.
Addressing the claims made by Mompha currently circulating on social media, EFCC said the social media big boy did not mention the official who supposedly gave the counsel.
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While noting that the EFCC is not in the business of advising suspected internet fraudsters, the commission added that Mompha's inability to ascribe the claim to anyone made it spurious and should be discountenanced.
The internet celebrity and his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, are facing prosecution by the EFCC on a 22-count charge alleging various offences.
Hushpuppi didn’t listen, he was stubborn - Mompha
Earlier, the popular bureau de change operator noted that Hushpuppi's downfall was majorly a result of his stubbornness and unwillingness to listen.
The businessman who has equally been dragged into Hushpuppi’s saga opened up on how people continue to mention him as a person of interest and how the FBI is coming for him next.
According to Mompha, anyone who has attained a position of power cannot escape going through challenges. He, however, added that in such situations such a person must know when to keep a low profile.
Mompha rearrested by EFCC
Meanwhile, about a year ago, the Nigerian social media big boy was arrested by the EFCC for alleged money laundering.
The internet sensation was eventually released on bail and he continued his life. However, Mompha’s ‘freedom’ has proven to be short-lived as he was rearrested by the anti-graft agency.
Mompha was recaptured on Friday, August 14, 2020, after he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi to collect some of his properties that were seized.
Source: Legit Newspaper