Some days ago, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha on a video, claimed that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) told him to maintain a low key lifestyle following Hushpuppi’s arrest by FBI.
Mompha stated this on Saturday night after appearing on Daddy Freeze’s Instagram LIVE.
He said he was told by EFCC to delete his social media page and maintain a low profile after the incident
Yesterday evening, the commission(EFCC) denied and disassociate themselves from Mompha’s claims.
“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, wishes to dissociate itself from claims by Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, currently circulating in the social media, that he was advised by the Commission to maintain a low profile in the wake of the indictment of his friend, Abbas Ramon alias Hushpuppi in a $1.1m international fraud conspiracy by US Law enforcement.
“The claim which did not mention the official of the Commission who supposedly gave the advice, is spurious and should be discountenanced.
“The Commission is not in the business of advising suspected internet fraudsters and it is far-fetched that it would counsel one against whom it has pending criminal charge in court.
“Mompha and his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited are facing prosecution by the EFCC on a 22-count charge alleging various offences such as retention of proceeds of unlawful activities to wit; fraud, failure to report transaction to the Commission as required by the provision of the Mo