Mompha has reacted after being declared wanted by the EFCC

Ismaila Mustapha, the socialite better known as Mompha, has reacted after being declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The anti-graft agency had on Wednesday asked the public to provide any information about his whereabouts to any of its offices in the country.

But in a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday, the 38-year-old Instagram celebrity gave his own side of the story.

Mompha described the EFCC as a “bitter agency” bent on bringing him down.

The socialite also accused the agency of blackmail and intimidation, adding that its latest move was due to the fact that he refused to give in to its demands.

“After my arrest and arraignment on the first case at the federal high court Lagos, on the 10th of December 2021, the court gave me judgment and ordered EFCC to release my wrist watches and other valuables in their custody to me for been unlawfully seized,” he wrote.

“Being a bitter agency, the EFCC in dissatisfaction with the judgment of the court on the release of my wristwatches came up with another trumped up charges against me.

“On the 10th of January 2022 while I was at there office at Okotie Eboh to retrieve my wristwatches in compliance with the judgment of the court and immediately after collecting my wristwatches, they held me down at their office and charged me to court the following day on the frivolous charges. 

“I was arraigned before a familiar Judge to the EFCC and in effect I was given a very difficult bail to meet as a result of which I ended up spending over two months in prison custody while making efforts to meet the difficult bail. 

“After several attempts to meet the bail conditions failed, I successfully applied for the bail conditions to be reduced which eventually led to my release.

“Upon my release I traveled outside Nigeria to check on the welfare and wellbeing of my family and returned to Nigeria shortly only for the EFCC corrupt lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo rather than focus on the establishing his criminal case against me along with the EFCC operative Kaina Garba, chose to capitalize on the fact that I travelled to blackmail me into entering plea bargain with EFCC else he would inform the Judge I travelled and ensure my bail is revoked therefore making me have no choice than to dance to his tune.

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