EFCC has finally admitted that Instagram Big Boy mompha is in their custody.
Ismaila Mustapha, a self-acclaimed bureau de change operator whose posh lifestyle has made him a darling of Instagram users, has been arrested by anti-graft operatives, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.
Multiple sources at the anti-graft EFCC told PREMIUM TIMES Mr Mustapha was arrested in connection to alleged graft.
Specifics of Mr Mustapha’s offence, especially the amount and illicit trade involved, could not be immediately obtained. He is detained by the EFCC in Lagos.
Wilson Uwujaren, a spokesperson for the EFCC, confirmed Mr Mustapha had been taken into custody by anti-graft detectives but declined to provide further details in the meantime.
The arrest was reportedly a joint operation between Interpol and the EFCC. But Umar Garba, Nigeria’s head of Interpol, told PREMIUM TIMES although he had learnt of the arrest, all enquiries should be treated by the EFCC as the primary law enforcement institution in charge of the investigation.
News of the arrest of Mr Mustapha, widely known by his business moniker ‘Mompha’, spread quickly as a rumour across Nigerian social media Monday evening.
Mr Mustapha has cut a personality of one of Nigeria’s wealthiest socialites on social media, using Instagram to post pictures of his family’s wealth.