Magu Speaks on the Arrests of Mompha and Lebanese Friend…


Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Thursday described the arrest of the alleged Internet fraudster and social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha; and his Lebanese accomplice, Hamza Koudeih, as a major landmark.

Magu alleged that the duo had been able to launder more than N33 billion.

The EFCC boss added that the two belonged to an international crime syndicate that specialised in money laundering, most especially in Dubai.

Speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Thursday, Magu said: “The recent arrest of a social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha; and his Lebanese collaborator, Hamza Koudeih, for their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud and money laundering, remains a landmark achievement of the EFCC.

“I make bold to tell you that these arrests have further confirmed our commitment to the anti-graft war, while also sending a red alert to potential internet…

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