The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arrested Ismailia Mustapha, also known as Mompha, a suspected online fraudster.
Mompha was arrested on Monday for “laundering monies” gained via illegal operations and the retention of allegedly criminal gains.
Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC’s Head of Media, announced the announcement in a statement.
Mompha and his business, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, are already on trial.
They face a 22-count amended allegation involving N32.9 billion in computer fraud and money laundering.
Mompha was first nabbed on October 18, 2019, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport while boarding an Emirates flight to Dubai.
He was then taken into custody by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) following a watchlist by the EFCC.
Mompha is alleged to have used his companies to receive illicit funds on behalf of ‘Yahoo
Yahoo boys’ from across the world in return for commission/percentage.
“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”, Uwujaren added.