Naij Mobile presents the biography of a popular Nigerian Instagram ‘Big-Boy” whose source of wealth has finally being exposed. Our Mompha biography and untold facts bring you a full account of important events from his childhood time to date. Our analysis involves his early life, relationship life, personal life, fraud case, and other lesser-known facts.
Yes, everyone knows he is now in EFCC custody but only a few consider Mompha biography which is quite an eye-opener without further ado, let’s begin:
Mompha Biography Biography; Early Life and Education
Starting off, his real name is Ismalia Mustapha but he is popularly known as Mompha. Mompha was born on the 6th of June 1973 in Lagos Nigeria. During his childhood, Mompha was the shy type and he attended Government College Ikorodu with his siblings.
Under the strict guidance of his parents, Mompha was a genius at Math and was top when it comes to Mathematics competition. Not much is known about his University education but some say he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration while others say he never attended University.
Mompha Biography: Early Begining
Flamboyant big boy Mompha developed interests in Foreign exchange at a very early age which prompted him to establish a Bureau De Change, located at Bankole Street, Balogun of Lagos Island. For clarity sake, a Bureau De Change makes a profit through exchange rates they use to measure transactions done. Also in most scenarios, they receive fixed and instant commissions for their service(s). From day 1, Mompha was the owner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bureau De Change. He runs the company with his siblings.
Mompha Biography: Instagram Celebrity
Often clean-shaven and garishly attired, Mompha has a habit of flaunting his wealth and bling acquisitions on social media platforms, especially on Instagram.
Mompha has lots of Nigerian Celebrity Friends including Davido, Patoranking, Tiwa Savage and also well-known Nigerian politicians like Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai (current Governor of Kaduna State and former Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
Mompha Biography: Relationship Life
Mompha is happily married to a Muslim woman and has two very handsome sons who he flaunts and takes along on his Luxurious cruises.
Mompha Biography: Arrest by EFCC
Mompha was arrested on the 18th of October 2019, by EFCC as he made to board a flight from Abuja to Dubai. He was arrested for alleged internet fraud and money laundering at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Dubai Emirate following series of intelligence reports received by the commission.
According to the EFCC, Mompha allegedly perpetrates his fraudulent activities under the guise of being a Bureau de Change operator is always seen with his little son flaunting huge amount of foreign currencies on his social media platforms. Investigations also revealed that Ismaila is only using the BDC business he jointly owns with his siblings, as a decoy to launder his proceeds of crime. At the point of arrest, five wristwatches with a total worth of over twenty million naira (N20, 000, 000: 00) were recovered from him.
Mompha Biography: Nigerians reaction to the arrest of Mompha
Some Nigerians said Mompha’s arrest did not come as a surprise with the way he was spending money lavishly and showing off, with his source of income questionable
Here are some of the reactions;
Mompha Biography: Lebanese Accomplice
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on the 29th of October 2019, arrested Hamza Koudeih, a Lebanese, alongside two other suspected accomplices of Mompha.
Koudeih was arrested inside his N1.8 billion luxury apartment in the 33-storey Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower, in the upmarket Victoria Island area of Lagos. He was reportedly caught hiding in the ceiling of one of his rooms. On further search of his bedroom, the EFCC operatives discovered a fire-proof safe containing different charms and talismans in calabashes.
Mompha Biography: Life Style and Networth
Before his arrest, Mompha purchased a 2020 Rolls Royce Wraith Eagle VIII which cost a whopping N 180 million and was said to be the only African who has got himself that ride. Apart from that, Mompha owns several expensive rides and mansions in and outskirts of Nigeria.
In 2018, Momopha got a lot of people talking when purchased a car and a mansion for his 6-year-old son om his birthday, making him a landlord at such a tender age. Mompha is not only a lover of luxurious vehicles he is a fan of Gucci and Rollers Watch.
Mompha Biography: Beef with Hushpuppi
Mompha just like Hushpuppi also flaunts his wealth on social media and has been friends with him for a long time. The two after falling out over an incident, took to social media to make a mess of themselves.
Mompha who vowed to deal with Hushpuppi revealed that Hushpuppi’s dad drives a taxi for a living while the mother is a bread seller. He also claimed he accommodates Hushpuppi whenever he comes to Dubai, and that Hushpuppi was fond of borrowing money from him and bringing girls to his house because he cannot afford to pay rent. The fracas went on for a long time.
Mompha Biography: Untold Facts
To wrap up our Mompha biography, here are some facts that are rarely included in her biography.
Do you know?
- Before his arrest, Mompha flies only in private jets and First Class Private Suites
- Unlike his friend Hushpuppi, Mompha doesn’t go around in clubs buying drinks for millions of Naira and showing off receipts on Social media.
- According to the EFCC Mompha has Nigerian bank accounts numbering 51.
- Mompha is suspected to be the kingpin of a network of cyber criminals who reportedly laundered N33 billion through three firms
- Mompha is currently in the custody of EFCC and would be charged to court soon. If he is found guilty, he can spend 7 years or more in jail.
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