Social media was recently thrown into frenzy after news broke that flamboyant Instagram big boy, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha, had been nabbed by operatives of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on allegations bordering on internet fraud.
In a recent development, about three accomplices of the individual have also been nabbed by officials of the anti-graft agency in Lagos.
According to multiple reports, one of Mompha’s accomplices is a Lebanese identified as Hamza Koudeih. The individual was arrested over the weekend in his luxury home situated at the Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The reports noted that Koudeih’s arrest came to play following intelligence that was discovered after Mompha’s arrest. All four of them have reportedly laundered the sum of N33 billion through three firms.
According to reports, Koudeih and his wife had refused to open the door to their apartment, several hours after the EFCC operatives arrived at the premises. A plea from the chief security officer did not also yield any result in getting the couple to respond to several calls and beckons to open the door.
However, the operatives refused to leave the premises because from indications Koudeih and his wife were inside the apartment, despite their pretence to deceive the EFCC men that they were not around.
After more than two hours of battling with the reinforced door of the apartment, the operatives gained entry and met the Lebanese’s wife who claimed that he had escaped through the window, despite the fact they that occupied the 33rd floor of the skyscraper.
Eventually, the suspect was found hiding in the ceiling of his bedroom. A quick sweep of the room revealed charms and talisman that were hidden in a fire-proof safe.
The EFCC Lagos zonal head, Momammed Rabo, has since confirmed the arrest of the suspects.
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