Many of his friends have kept quiet on social media since the arrest last Friday.
Not even Nigerian sex therapist, Jaruma, who got a N3m PUSH gift from Mompha in September has commented on the arrest.
Recall the Gombe-born sex therapist shared a new video which she and her aunt were sseen counting wads of dollars after Nigerian Dubai-based big boy, Mompha sent herr newborn babies N3 million.
Sharing the good news in appreciation, Jaruma declared the amount.
Already, many beneficiaries of Mompha’s large heart have withdrawn into their shells and are afraid they could be trailed by the EFCC.
Many have abandoned posts which featured Mompha. They can’t even press the ‘Like’ button!
Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo and daughter, Priscilla spent some time in Dubai in July 2019 vacationing and paid a visit to the family of Ismaila Mustapha.
Mum has been the word from Iyabo Ojo on the matter.
Not a few actresses would comment on photos and videos whenever Mompha posted before his arrest.
Save Nigerian cross dresser Idris Okuneye aka Bobrisky, none of Mompha’s friends or associates has thrown support behind him.
Reacting to the arrest, Bobrisky took to his social media page to express shock. He disclosed that it was difficult to believe it as they both spoke few days ago.
“I still find it to believe wat I read about you. I still spoke to you few days ago @mompha but it’s fine. Dis shall pass soon. May God see you through dis tough time because you have an amazing heart,” the cross-dresser wrote.
Ismaila Mustapha, (aka Mompha), a self-acclaimed bureau de change operator whose posh lifestyle has made him a darling of Instagram users, was arrested by anti-graft operatives.
At the point of arrest, five wristwatches with a total value of over N20m was claimed to have been recovered from him. The anti-graft agency said the suspect was arrested on Friday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Dubai, United Arab Emirate, following series of intelligence reports said to be linking him to organised transnational cyber fraud and money laundering.
The arrest was reportedly a joint operation between Interpol and the EFCC.
News of the arrest of Mr Mustapha, widely known by his business moniker ‘Mompha’, spread quickly as a rumour across Nigerian social media Monday evening.
Mr Mustapha has cut a personality of one of Nigeria’s wealthiest socialites on social media, using Instagram to post pictures of his family’s wealth.
In some of his most recent posts on his verified Instagram page, which has nearly 650,00 followers, Mr Mustapha featured a yellow Ferrari and a 2020 Rolls Royce Wraith Eagle VIII he claimed to have purchased for N180 million.
He said he was the first African to own the Rolls Royce and it was only one out of 50 exotic vehicles he owned across the world. Celebrity bloggers claimed the Ferrari was bought earlier this year for N155 million.
Those who knew Mr Mustapha said he has been into bureau de change business for many years and lives in Dubai with his young family, photos of whom he also frequently posted on his page.
Mr Mustapha was described by those who have met him in Dubai as one of the wealthiest Nigerians in the Emirate’s commercial capital.
Still, anti-graft operatives remained concerned by Mr Mustapha’s opulence and continued to follow his financial trail, an official said.
It was unclear whether the suspect had contacted his legal representatives and when he would be charged to court.
The arrest comes as EFCC ramps up its collaboration with international crime-busting bodies like the Interpol and United States Federal Bureau of Investigation to check Internet fraud and other white-collar crimes linked to Nigerians.
Since August, hundreds of Nigerians have been arrested in a sweeping crackdown on suspected Internet fraudsters and money laundering gangs in the U.S. and Nigeria. Some of those arrested during that time have convicted and sentenced to prison by Nigerian courts