The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have confirmed the arrest of Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha.
Mompha was picked up three days ago after he arrived in Nigeria from Dubai where he worked as a Bureau De Change operator.
In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES, it was revealed that Mr Mustapha was arrested in connection to alleged graft and has been moved to Lagos.
Wilson Uwujaren, a spokesperson for the EFCC, confirmed Mr Mustapha had been taken into custody. The arrest was reportedly a joint operation between Interpol and the EFCC.
Umar Garba, Nigeria’s head of Interpol, also confirmed to PremiumTimes that he had learnt of the arrest and all enquiries should be treated by the EFCC as the primary law enforcement institution in charge of the investigation.