Nigerian socialite, Mustapha Ismaila, popularly known as Mompha has reacted to the news of being wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying that the anti-graft agency is only trying to tarnish his image and that he is not wanted.
Mompha said this in a lengthy post on his Instagram handle. He alleged that the commission has been trying to intimidate and tarnish his image, noting that the case may eventually end up in an international court.
“The fact that I was never absent in court, revoked my bail but fortunately the Judge again released me on a temporary basis and I was asked to appear in court a week after. All these facts especially the blackmail and intimidation by the EFCC made me come to the conclusion that I cannot get justice within this corrupt laden system as the EFCC was hell-bent on extorting money from me for a crime I never committed as well as the Judge who was ready to send me back to prison custody without any evidence or basis,” he wrote.
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He further explained that “to show the EFCC is a charade, the so-called Nappy I was alleged to have engaged in fraudulent activities with was never declared wanted, the EFCC extorted money, cars and landed properties from Nappy but rather declared me wanted to generate cheap publicity. I was never involved in any illegal activity or crime, I only paid money to Nappy in the normal course of my BDC business which I never knew whether he was involved in any form of illegal activities or not.”
He noted that “it was obvious entering the plea bargain with the EFCC, which they wanted to force me into at all cost, means I would be convicted for a crime I did not commit and therefore become an ex-convict and this is what EFCC set out to achieve with me to enable them to generate more social media publicity hence the desperation in falsely declaring me wanted and misleading the public.
I want the general public to know I am not wanted by the EFCC but rather the court issued a bench warrant for my production in court on the next court sitting, I didn’t steal from anyone or involved in any money laundering still don’t know why EFCC are so jobless that they want to tarnish my image. Last last na international court go settle this matter”
Recall Inside Reports reported EFCC declared the socialite wanted on Wednesday and asked the public to help provide information on his whereabouts to the commission.
See his Instagram post here.