Mompha has responded to accusations made by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that he was complicit in the money laundering case against a Lebanese suspect during his arrest at his residence in the Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower in 2019.
Early today, the anti-graft agency issued a statement titled “EFCC Opposes Mompha’s Accomplice, Koudeih’s Application For Foreign Medical Checkup”.
A statement from the EFCC said Koudeih is being prosecuted with one Kayode Phillips, both of whom are being investigated in relation to the alleged money laundering activities of Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha.
On November 28, 2019, the defendants were arraigned on 25 charges pertaining to conspiracy and money laundering against high-value targets of Organized Cyber Syndicate Network, OCSN.
Mompha, however, denied the claim, calling it a “false and mischievous story” created in order to gain public support.
Hamza Kondeih and Kayode Phillip, who are accused of indicting them at the Federal High Court, Lagos, did not contact him nor do they have any affiliation with him. To the knowledge of the EFCC, he has also not had any business relations with the persons above.
Accusing the EFCC of attempting to tarnish his name, he concluded by saying the suit he is facing is simply a case of BDC operating without a license, not cybercrime or fraud.
In his writings;
I AM NOT AN ACCOMPLICE AS ERRONEOUSLY (FALSELY) STATED BY EFCC My attention has been drawn to a social media post by the official Instagram handle of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) now been circulated in the news, blogs and several social media outlet tagged ‘EFCC opposes Mompha’s Accomplice Kondeih’s application for foreign medical checkup’. It has come as a surprise to me that the official page of an anti-graft agency such as the EFCC would post a false and mischievous story with my name as the headline with the intent of gaining public followership. I wish to state categorically that I do not have any connection or affiliation in any manner whatsoever with the supposed Hamza Kondeih and Kayode Phillip. I am neither a party to the criminal charge filed against them at the Federal High Court, Lagos nor do I have any business relation with the above names persons to the knowledge of EFCC. The publication by EFCC is a clear indication that EFCC is all out to smear my name in the eye of the public all in a bid to generate public sympathy despite the pendency of a completely different matter filed by them against me before the Federal High Court, Lagos. It is important to state that the matter filed against me by the EFCC which is still pending is in relation to operation of BDC without license and has nothing to do with fraud, cybercrime or internet scam, one is therefore left to wonder why the EFCC is hell bent in using media trial to link me with cybercrime and fraud related offences by tagging me ‘an accomplice’ to an offence I have no knowledge about. Let me emphatically state that the only time I encountered Hamza and Kayode was at the EFCC office in Lagos where the EFCC brought them to my presence and I categorically stated that I do not know these people and do not have any business dealing with them likewise the two of them also said they do not know me which is the more reason why EFCC was unable to arraign me along with them in relation to the offences for which they are being prosecuted. I therefore urge my teeming fans and the general public to discountenance the mischievous and malicious falsehood been spread against me by the EFCC.