EFCC arrests Mompha’s Lebanese collaborator with charms
EFCC arrests Mompha’s Lebanese collaborator with charms in N1.8b per year luxury Lagos
Three suspected accomplices of Dubai-based Nigerian Mompha have been nabbed by EFCC operatives – Operatives of the anti-graft agency spent more than three hours before they managed to arrest one of the individuals at his luxury home in Victoria Island – Two luxury automobiles, charms and talisman were recovered from one of Mompha’s accomplices Social media was recently thrown into frenzy after news broke 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 reports by The Nation, 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 report 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. 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, the report disclosed. However, the operatives refused to leave premises because from indications Koudeih and his wife were inside the apartment, despite their pretense 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. They pushed it open and found Koudeih hiding in the ceiling. A quick sweep of the room revealed charms and talisman that were hidden in a fire-proof safe. EFCC Lagos Zonal Head Momammed Rabo, confirmed the arrest of the suspects. However, their nationality still remains unknown.