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EFCC to arraign Mompha on 14-count charge Monday

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will arraign Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha before a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, November 25.

Okay.ng understands that the anti-graft agency filed a 14-count charge bordering on alleged money laundering and other related offences against the suspected internet fraudster.

Mompha in EFCC custody
Mompha in EFCC custody

It can be recalled that popular Instagram celebrity was arrested at Abuja airport on Friday, October 18, following series of actionable intelligence linking him and his involvement in money laundering.

Here charge filed by the EFCC underneath:

COUNT 1

That you Ismaila Mustapha between 2015 and 2018, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court procured Ismalob Global Investment Limited to retain the aggregate sum of N 18,059,353,413 (Eighteen Billion Fifty Million, Three Hundred and Fifty Three Thousand, Four Hundred and Thirteen Nalra) in its account No. 5260000846 domiciled in Fidelity Bank Plc which sum you reasonably ought to have known formed part of the proceeds of unlawful act to wit: fraud you thereby committed an offence contrary to Sections 18(c) and 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act,2011 as amended and punishable under section 15 (3) of the same Act.

COUNT 2

That you Ismaila Mustapha between 2015 and 2017, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court aided Ismalob Global Investment Limited to retain the aggregate sum of N 14,946,773,393.00 (Fourteen Billion Nine Hundred and Forty Six Million, Seven Hundred and Seventy Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Ninety Three Naira) in its account No. 5260000846 domiciled in Fidelity Bank Plc from Pitacalize Ltd which sum you reasonably ought to have known formed part of the proceeds of unlawful act to wit: fraud you thereby committed an offence contrary to Sections 18(a) and 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act,2011 as amended and punishable under section 15 (3) of the same Act.

COUNT 3

That you Ismaila Mustapha and Ismalob Global Investments Limited, on or about the 17th day of December, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, not being an authorized seller appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria pursuant to Section 5(1) of Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act CAP F34 LFN 2004 negotiated a foreign exchange transaction in the sum of N9,416,700.00 (Nine Million Four Hundred and Sixteen Thousand Seven Hundred Naira) with Mr. Ikechukwu Kingsley Onuzulike and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Sections 5 and 29(1)(c) of the Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act Cap F34 LFN 2004 and punishable under Section 29(2) of the same Act.

COUNT 4

That you Isrnaila Mustapha and tunalob Global Investments Limited, on or about the 17th December, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, not being an authorized seller appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria pursuant to Section 5(1) of Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act CAP F34 LFN 2004 negotiated a foreign exchange transaction in the sum of N20,000,000.00 (Twenty Million Naira) with Mr. Ikechukwu Kingsley 0. and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Sections 5 and 29(1)(c) of the Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act Cap F34 LFN 2004 and punishable under Section 29(2) of the same Act.

COUNT 5

That you Ismaila Mustapha and Ismalob Global Investments Limited, on or about the 21. December, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, not being an authorized seller appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria pursuant to Section 5(1) of Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act CAP F34 LFN 2004 negotiated a foreign exchange transaction in the sum of N10,437,400.00 (Ten Million Four Hundred and Thirty Seven Thousand, Four Hundred Naira) with Mr. Ikechukwu Kingsley Onuzulike and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Sections 5 and 29(1)(c) of the Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act Cap F34 LFN 2004 and punishable under Section 29(2) of the same Act.

COUNT 6

That you Isrnaila Mustapha and Ismalob Global Investments Limited, on or about the 23r° day of December, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, not being an authorized seller appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria pursuant to Section 5(1) of Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act CAP F34 LFN 2004 negotiated a foreign exchange transaction in the sum of N10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Naira) with Mr. Ikechukwu Kingsley Onuzulike and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Sections 5 and 29(1)(c) of the Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act Cap F34 LFN 2004 and punishable under Section 29(2) of the same Act.

COUNT 7

That you Isrnaila Mustapha and Ismalob Global Investments Limited, on or about the 40′ day of January, 2016,within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, not being an authorized seller appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria pursuant to Section 5(1) of Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act CAP F34 LFN 2004 negotiated a foreign exchange transaction in the sum of N2,463,800.00 (Two Million Four Hundred and Sixty Three Thousand, Eight Hundred) with Mr. Ojei Osemike and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Sections 5 and 29(1)(c) of the Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act Cap F34 LFN 2004 and punishable under Section 29(2) of the same Act.

COUNT 8

That you lsmaila Mustapha and Ismalob Global Investments Limited, on or about the 5th day of October, 2018, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, not being an authorized seller appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria pursuant to Section 5(1) of Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act CAP F34 LFN 2004 negotiated a foreign exchange transaction in the sum of N10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Naira) with Mr. Ojei Osemeke and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Sections 5 and 29(1)(c) of the Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act Cap F34 LFN 2004 and punishable under Section 29(2) of the same Act.

COUNT 9

That you Ismaila Mustapha and Ismalob Global Investments Limited, on or about the 2nd day of November, 2016, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, not being an authorized seller appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria pursuant to Section 5(1) of Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act CAP F34 LFN 2004 negotiated a foreign exchange transaction in the sum of N100,000,000.00 (One Hundred Million Naira) with

Mr. Okafor (henna and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Sections 5 and 29(11(c) of the Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act Cap F34 LFN 2004 and punishable under Section 29(2) of the same Act

COUNT 10

That you Ismaila Mustapha and Ismalob Global Investments Limited, on or about the 9′ day of November, 2016 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, not being an authorized seller appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria pursuant to Section 5(1) of Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act CAP F34 LFN 2004 negotiated a foreign exchange transaction in the sum of N61,080,000.00 (Sixty One Million, Eighty Thousand Naira) with Mr. ‘kerma Okafor and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Sections 5 and 29(1)(c) of the Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act Cap F34 LFN 2004 and punishable under Section 29(2) of the same Act.

COUNT 11

That you Ismaila Mustapha and Ismalob Global Investments Limited, on or about the 28th day of June, 2017, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, not being an authorized seller appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria pursuant to Section 5(1) of Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act CAP F34 LFN 2004 negotiated a foreign exchange transaction in the sum of 1440,700,000.00 (Forty Million Seven Hundred Thousand Naira) with IK Tony Global Communications and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Sections 5 and 29(1)(c) of the Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act Cap F34 LFN 2004 and punishable under Section 29(2) of the same Act

COUNT 12

That you Ismaila Mustapha and Ismalob Global Investments Limited, on or about the 27th day of July 2017, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, not being an authorized seller appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria pursuant to Section 5(1) of Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act CAP F34 LFN 2004 negotiated a foreign exchange transaction in the sum of N42,100.000.00 (Forty Two Million, One Hundred Thousand Naira) with IK Tony Global Communication and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Sections 5 and 29(1)(c) of the Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act Cap F34 LFN 2004 and punishable under Section 29(2) of the same Act.

COUNT 13

That you Ismaila Mustapha and Ismalob Global Investments Limited, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court engaged in a foreign exchange transaction other than through the official foreign exchange market and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 11(1)(a) of the National Economic Intelligence Committee Establishment Act and punishable under section 11(2) of the same Act.

COUNT 14

That you, Ismaila Mustapha and Ismalob Global Investments Limited within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, sometimes being a Designated Non-Financial Institution (“DNFI”) failed to comply with the requirements of submitting to the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment a declaration of your activities as specified under section 5(1)(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 16(2) (b) of the same Act. “-inc. tiTH Kinv FmRFR 7019

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