Famous Bureau de Change Operator, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha on Instagram has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of blackmail and intimidation. This accusation is coming after the financial crimes body declared the Bureau de Change operator, wanted for fraud.
Mompha, in a lengthy post on his Instagram account on Thursday, disclosed his reasons for not appearing in court on his scheduled date. He revealed that the EFCC had been forcing him to enter a plea bargain for an offense he did not commit.
He added that the legal battle started after a hearing in which the court ordered the EFCC to return his seized wrist watches after which he was detained at their office.
“I had been arraigned before a familiar judge to the EFCC after which I was given a very difficult bail to meet as a result of which I ended up spending more than two months in prison.” He had disclosed.
He further added that after several attempts to meet the bail conditions fail, he successfully applied for the bail conditions to be reduced which finally led to his eventual release.
On Wednesday, August 4 2022, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, -EFCC put out a statement to declare Mompha wanted.
EFCC had said that Mompha gets plenty of questions to answer about: Retention of Proceeds from Criminal, Conduct, Possession of Document Containing False Pretences, False Asset Declaration, and Laundering of Proceeds of Unlawful Conduct.
The EFCC’s case with Mompha isn’t new as Mompha has been answering to fraud allegations with the financial crime since 2019.