Popular Nigerian businessman, Ismaila Mustapha better known as Mompha has reacted to the declaration by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), that he is wanted.
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 responded by accusing the EFCC of corruption. He went on to say that the agency is a “charade” and that he has come to the realization that he cannot seek justice “inside this corrupt-laden system”.
Mompha also questioned the EFCC’s decision not to put Nappy, his alleged collaborator, as wanted. He asserted that the agency allegedly “extorted money, autos, and landed properties from Nappy” as the cause for this.
Mompha asserted that he was in the right and that he had only handed money to Nappy as part of his routine Bureau de Change business.
The fact that I was never absent in court, revoked my bail but fortunately the Judge again released me on a temporary basis and I was asked to appear in court a week after.
All these facts especially the blackmail and intimidation by the EFCC made me come to the conclusion that I cannot get justice within this corrupt laden system as the EFCC was hell bent on extorting money from me for a crime I never committed as well as the Judge who was ready to send me back to prison custody without any evidence or basis.
More importantly, to show the EFCC is a charade, the so called Nappy I was alleged to have engaged in fraudulent activities with was never declared wanted, the EFCC extorted money, cars and landed properties from Nappy but rather declared me wanted to generate cheap publicity. I was never involved in any illegal activity or crime, I only paid money to Nappy in the normal course of my BDC business which I never knew whether he was involved in any form of illegal activities or not.
Finally it was obvious entering the plea bargain with the EFCC, which they wanted to force me into at all cost, means I would be convicted for a crime I did not commit and therefore become an ex convict and this is what EFCC set out to achieve with me to enable them generate more social media publicity hence the desperation in falsely declaring me wanted and misleading the public.
I want the general public to know I am not wanted by the EFCC but rather the court issued bench warrant for my production in court on the next court sitting, I didnt steal from anyone or involve in any money laundering still dont know why efcc are so jobless that they want to tarnish my image😡 last last na international court go settle this matter @officialefcc