The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, or EFCC, has listed popular billionaire socialite, Ismaila Mustapha, also called Mompha, as a wanted person. 


On Wednesday, the anti-graft bureau made this information public via its Twitter account.

It has requested Nigerians who know Mompha’s location to come forward or get in touch with the local police station.

“Wanted by the EFCC: Ismaila Mustapha. Anyone with useful information as to his whereabouts should contact the EFCC or the nearest police station,” EFCC wrote.

Mompha and his business, Ismalob Global Investment Ltd, were accused of fraud by the anti-graft agency.

On January 12, the EFCC charged the socialite and his business with N6 billion in fraud.

The EFCC charged Mompha with conspiring to launder money earned through criminal conduct as well as laundering money obtained via illicit activity in a new eight-count complaint.

Others include failing to disclose assets and properties, using property obtained via illegal means, possessing a document with a false pretense, and keeping the proceeds of criminal activity.

He was initially given a detention into the EFCC’s custody but was later released on a bond of N200 million, which he was unable to pay.

On June 10, the commission charged Mompha with disobeying a court order by using a new passport to fly to Dubai.

Due to his absence in court, a Lagos judge revoked his bail on June 22.