The troubled social media celebrity was wanted for fraud, according to a notification signed by EFCC spokesperson Wilson Uwajaren.
“The general public is hereby notified that ISMAILA MUSTAPHA, whose photograph appears above, is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an alleged case of retention of proceeds of criminal conduct, possession of document containing false pretences, false asset declaration, and laundering of proceeds of unlawful conduct,” according to the notice.
“Ismaila, 38, hails from Ogbomosho Local Govt Area of Oyo State. His last know address: 21, Fagbenro Street, Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos State
“Anybody with useful information as to his whereabouts should please contact the commission in its Benin, Kaduna, Ibadan, Sokoto, Gombe, Maiduguri, Makurdi, llorin, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Port Harcourt and Abuja offices or through these numbers 09-9044751-3, 08093322644, 08183322644, 070- 26350721-3, 070-6350724-5; its e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or the nearest Police Station and other security agencies.”
The EFCC, on the other hand, charged Mustapha and his firm, Ismalob Global Investment Ltd, with eight counts of money laundering, conspiracy to launder money received through illegal means, and laundering of money obtained through illegal means.
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Other charges include keeping illegal proceeds, using property obtained from an illicit act, possessing a document containing false pretenses, and failing to disclose assets.
Following Mustapha’s absence from court on June 22, Justice Dada issued a bench warrant for his arrest. Dada has also revoked the defendant’s bail. On June 16, the social media personality was not present in court.
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