Popular IG big Mompha is currently in the custody of the EFCC
– A spokesperson of the crimes commission confirmed Mompha’s arrest
– Although the reason for his arrest is yet to be disclosed, sources say that he was picked up for alleged graft
Nigerians on social media woke up to the news that flamboyant Nigerian big boy Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha, has been arrested by the Interpol.
The individual who works as a bureau de change operator in his country of residence, Dubai, was said to have visited Nigeria for some personal business before his arrest.
According to reports by Premium Times, the wealthy individual was arrested in connection to alleged graft, and is currently in the custody of the commission in Lagos.
The report noted that a spokesperson for the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), identified as Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest of Mompha by anti-graft detectives. He, however, refused to give full details of the arrest.
It was further gathered that Mompha’s arrest was a joint collaboration between Interpol and the EFCC.
Although, Nigeria’s head of Interpol, Umar Garba, who said he was well aware of the situation, maintained that the EFCC should be in charge of everything regarding the case.
In a related story, Legit.ng previously gathered that several social media users on popular micro blogging platform, Twitter, received the news of Mompha’s arrest with mixed reactions. Many used the opportunity to speak against the larger than life lifestyle that the man usually portrays online.
It was also noted that the individual intimidates people with his lavish display of wealth, despite keeping the source of his income unknown.