Mompha with his watches
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it made an error of estimation in ascribing a N20million valuation for the five watches found with suspected Yahoo Yahoo Big Boy, Ismaila Mustapha, a.k.a Mompha.
The commission which did not mention the brands of the watches now said they have been valued at N60million, about $166,000.
It will be recalled that last week, the commission valued them at N20million, about $56,000.
The review came in the wake of the arrest of a Mompha accomplice in Lagos, Hamza Koudieh, a Lebanese living big in Victoria Island.
“Actionable intelligence received from local and international law enforcement agencies had revealed that Koudeih and Mompha alongside their collaborators are high valued targets in Organised Cyber Syndicate Network (OCSN)”, EFCC Lagos office head told The Nation newspaper..
“Investigations have also revealed that Mompha uses a firm known as Ismalob Global Investments Limited to perpetrate about N14 billion money laundering while Koudeih also operate two firms namely: THK Services Limited and CHK properties Limited to launder about N19 billion.”
EFCC said it discovered 51 Nigerian bank accounts opened by Mompha for money laundering.