Popular Instagram celebrity, Ismail Mustapha a.k.a Mompha has been named by EFCC in its N157.1million fraud charge filed against an auto dealer, Sarumi Babafemi, alias 606.

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Mompha has been facing a separate 14-count N32.9 billion money laundering charge since November 25, 2019, while Babafemi, the CEO of 606 Autos ltd, had been accused of being an agent of fraud suspects named by the United States Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI).

Babafemi have since November 1, 2019, been on trial for a five-count charge for allegedly laundering N207.1million.

But, on Monday, February 1, the EFCC brought an amended nine-count charge of January 22, 2021 against Babafemi, Mompha and two others, before Justice Chukwujeku Aneke.

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The two other suspects are Ridwan Momodu Allison, a.k.a. Osama (said to be at large) and Richard Ogbah.

They were all accused of laundering N157.1 million for Omojadesola Shittu Allison; Olandewaju Oriyomi; Abiola Kayode Ayorinde; Bartholomew Oluchukwu Ezeudoka and Amobi Uchenna E. who reportedly received the sums of N37.6 million; N93 million; N1.5 million and N25 million respectively.

Babafemi and his firms; 606 Autos Ltd, 606 Music Ltd and Splash Off Entertainment Ltd were also accused of concealing and disguising the origins of the funds he allegedly laundered for Mompha and others, an offence which contravened sections 15(2)(b) and 15(3)(a) and were punishable under section 15(3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended).

The Presiding judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, however, adjourned the case till April 21, 22 and 23.

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