Mompha rejects links to fresh N157m money laundering case

Ismaila Mustapha Mompha

Instagram celebrity Ismaila Mustapha alias Mompha has rejected reports he was named in an amended charge instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against an automobile dealer Sarumi Babafemi alias 606.

According to reports, in an amended nine counts marked FHC/L/CS/374c/2019, the EFCC accused Babafemi, Mompha, Ridwan Allison aka Osama, said to be at large, and Richard Ogbah of laundering the total sum of N157.1million.

However, in an Instagram post on Monday evening, Mompha said it was all lies to tarnish his image.

“Why all this (sic) lies 😡😡😡 Please stop tarnishing my image because none of this is true Abeg ooo I no want wahala ooo una won use my name trend abi,” he said.

Mr Babafemi had been arraigned alongside his companies; 606 Autos Limited; 606 Music Limited; and Splash Off Entertainment Limited, on five counts before the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The EFCC accused him of laundering a total of N207.1m between 2013 and 2018.

The anti-graft agency also accused Babafemi and his companies of concealing and disguising the origins of the funds he allegedly laundered for Mompha and others.

The offences, according to the EFCC, are contrary to sections 15(2)(b) and 15(3)(a) and punishable under section 15(3) of the Money laundering (prohibition) Act 2011 (as amended).

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke adjourned the matter till April 21, 22, and 23 for the re-arraignment and trial of Babafemi and his companies.