Arrest of Ismaila Mustapha, the Nigerian who led an extravagant life in Dubai

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November 11 2019

Mustapha, better known as “Mompha,” was arrested at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos as he attempted to leave Nigeria for Dubai on October 18, the commission said in a statement.

Ibrahim Magu, acting president of the commission, said Ismaila and his Lebanese accomplice, Hamza Koudeih, had laundered more than 82 million euros.

Mr. Ibrahim Magu revealed that the two men belonged to an international crime syndicate that was laundering money, especially in Dubai.