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Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by afroniger: 5:00am On Oct 29, 2019
https://thenationonlineng.net/laundered-n33b-lebanese-arrested-in-n1-8b-lagos-home/


•Accomplice Mompha ‘kept 51 bank accounts’

•N60m wristwatches seized

October 29, 2019


By Robert Egbe


A LEBANESE Hamza Koudeih and two other suspected accomplices of social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha (a.k.a. Mompha), have been arrested in Lagos.


Koudeih was arrested at the weekend after a three-hour stand-off at his N1.8 billion luxury apartment in the 33-storey Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Mompha, Koudeih and the others are suspected to be kingpins of a network of cyber criminals who laundered N33 billion through three firms.

His arrest by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), followed intelligence unearthed after Mompha’s arrest last Tuesday.

The Nation learnt that when the anti-graft agency’s operatives arrived at his luxury suite, Koudeih and his wife refused to open the door.

The couple also did not respond to appeals from the building’s chief security officer.


But the operatives, who had been monitoring the premises and had it surrounded, knew the Lebanese was inside. His cars were parked in the garage downstairs.

The apartment was fortified with triple reinforced fire-proof door and closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras and they could not gain entrance.

It was gathered that the EFCC investigators battled for three hours to break down the door using breaching tools.

When they gained access, they met his wife who claimed Koudeih had escaped through the window.

But Koudeih’s apartment is on one of the topmost floors of Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower, said to be the tallest apartment building in Nigeria.

“Our officials knew that he was still inside and they were even hoping to persuade him not to jump out through the window because it would be suicide,” EFCC Lagos Zonal Head, Mr. Mohammed Rabo, who confirmed the arrest, told The Nation.

But they did not find Koudeih in any of the rooms until they observed that a part of the ceiling in his bedroom had been artificially sealed.

They pushed it open and found Koudeih hiding in the ceiling.

Further search of his bedroom revealed a fire-proof safe containing different charms and talismans in calabashes.

According to the EFCC, the Lebanese admitted they were his “prayer objects”. Two luxury cars were also recovered from him.

Rabo said the commission was investigating Koudeih and his wife’s immigration status and the result was being expected.

He said it had been confirmed that they had Lebanese ancestry but it was not known if they had any other nationality.

The nationality of the two other suspects, he explained, was not yet known.

Rabo stated that local and international law enforcement agencies had indicated interest to collaborate in the investigation.

He said the operation that led to Koudeih’s arrest was “an offshoot of the collaboration between the EFCC and the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),” but that Koudeih was arrested based on “purely EFCC intelligence”.

Rabo added: “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).

“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.”

It was also learnt that the EFCC discovered 51 Nigerian bank accounts opened by Mompha for money laundering.

The commission also revealed that the five wristwatches recovered from Mompha at his arrest on Tuesday are worth over N60 million, rather than the N20 million earlier thought.

According to the EFCC, Mompha, “a premium and first-class customer of one of the popular international airlines, was arrested on Friday 18, October 2019 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on his way to Dubai Emirate following [a] series of intelligence reports received by the Commission.”

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by madridguy(m): 5:02am On Oct 29, 2019
Further search of his bedroom revealed a fire-proof safe containing different charms and talismans in calabashes.

Why EFCC like to dey display their suspect with calabash and black pot tongue sey dose items are illegal too tongue

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by GOFRONT(m): 5:09am On Oct 29, 2019
So it is a Black pot and Calabash that brings huge cash.......And some people be jumping from church to church praying to one Imaginary God for an overnight financial miracle??

Me I don port o.....So many Rich men in this country have these blackpots and Calabashes underneath them bed......The Lebanese was just unfortunate....If u know u know

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by RockHard: 5:13am On Oct 29, 2019
shocked shocked This kind 'elebo' Lebanese wey dey use jazz like this fit don already naturalize as Nigerian citizen. Na 'yahoo+' guyz dey do those kind things.

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by BBBmall25(m): 5:18am On Oct 29, 2019
These Dudes Flashy Live Style Has Cost We Average Legit Hustlers A Lot! My Tamarapretty Can Confirm Lol. On Serious Note, E-money, Huspuppi Should Be Efcc Next V. I. P Guests

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by ZzZzzzzzzzzzzzz: 5:19am On Oct 29, 2019
Lebanese on fleek

I thought people say jazz isn't real? I am starting to think otherwise.

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by lovere: 5:20am On Oct 29, 2019
This country is the more you look...

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by voltron14: 5:22am On Oct 29, 2019
Living a life of luxury on crime.

Thunder scatter your head there.

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by MetaPhysical: 5:24am On Oct 29, 2019
So this guy said these are his prayer objects, they were locked in a fire-proof safe. You dont just rip people off for 33billion naira. These objects, whatever they are, is the tool they command to bring targets and success. Whatever is in these objects Buratai should take interest since we are now in spiritual war with bokoharam. Buratai must use it to bring Shekau into surrender. If its good for raking in 33billion its more than likely good to remote control terrorists to surrender.

In fact, Buhari should borrow it to remote control Kanu to return to Nigeria. grin
Otumokpo in a fire-proof safe...mttccccheew, this is the real thing!

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by Eportal123: 5:27am On Oct 29, 2019
Inside life

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by Nobody: 5:27am On Oct 29, 2019
Eportal123:
Inside life

Outside life

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by realestniggah: 5:27am On Oct 29, 2019
Lebanese sef dey do juju

This one took "when in Rome act like Romans" seriously.

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by Ibcrown(m): 5:29am On Oct 29, 2019
Everybody Issa thief and person wey get caught Issa barawo

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by rentAcock(m): 5:29am On Oct 29, 2019
The other day I decided to check out Mompha's Instagram posts and I noticed the guy only travels to certain countries. He lives in Dubai and travels to places like Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and other middle eastern countries but never to America, Canada or the UK. I thought it was strange that someone who calls himself "citizen of the sky" limits his travel to the middle east with no visits to New York, Las vegas, London, Toronto, Maimi etc.

That was when it all made sense to me - he only travels to countries with lax financial laws. Many of those middle eastern countries are very corrupt anyway, with Saudi Arabia taking the cake. The Saudis could care less if you launder or hide money on their shores, so long as you don't defraud their citizens. Mompha and the likes of Hushpuppi know better not to visit the West because they will be arrested immediately.

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by Nobody: 5:30am On Oct 29, 2019
GOFRONT:
So it is a Black pot and Calabash that brings huge cash.......And some people be jumping from church to church praying to one Imaginary God for an overnight financial miracle??

Me I don port o.....So many Rich men in this country have these blackpots and Calabashes underneath them bed......The Lebanese was just unfortunate....If u know u know
What is the point of gaining the world and losing your own soul. These men are always watching their backs and never have peace of mind.

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by Introvertedmarc: 5:30am On Oct 29, 2019
Mompha's mouth has started leaking...

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by Nobody: 5:31am On Oct 29, 2019
MetaPhysical:
So this guy said these are his prayer objects, they were locked in a fire-proof safe. You dont just rip people off for 33billion naira. These objects, whatever they are, is the tool they command to bring targets and success. Whatever is in these objects Buratai should take interest since we are now in spiritual war with bokoharam. Buratai must use it to bring Shekau into surrender. If its good for raking in 33billion its more than likely good to remote control terrorists to surrender.

In fact, Buhari should borrow it to remote control Kanu to return to Nigeria. grin
Otumokpo in a fire-proof safe...mttccccheew, this is the real thing!
Buratai likely has his own. To make the authorities turn a blind eye to his million dollar Dubai properties

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by obonujoker(m): 5:31am On Oct 29, 2019
Stupid fools

At the end, the devil will always give you up because he's here to steal, to kill and destroy

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by sonofanarchy(m): 5:31am On Oct 29, 2019
I don't Gerrit?
Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by Pavore9: 5:31am On Oct 29, 2019
But they did not find Koudeih in any of the rooms until they observed that a part of the ceiling in his bedroom had been artificially sealed. They pushed it open and found Koudeih hiding in the ceiling........ cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by uruba23: 5:32am On Oct 29, 2019
Lebanese dey form Don Jazzy too I hope they didnt jazz Gen Sani Abacha.

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by realestniggah: 5:33am On Oct 29, 2019
ZzZzzzzzzzzzzzz:
Lebanese on fleek

I thought people say jazz isn't real? I am starting to think otherwise.

People will do anything that bring confidence..although it false confidence.

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by Eportal123: 5:33am On Oct 29, 2019
OrestesDante:


Outside life

Middle life
Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by ayukdaboss(m): 5:34am On Oct 29, 2019
BBBmall25:
These Dudes Flashy Live Style Has Cost We Average Legit Hustlers A Lot! My Tamarapretty Can Confirm Lol. On Serious Note, E-money, Huspuppi Should Be Efcc Next V. I. P Guests
There are bad eggs in every country, their flashy lifestyle isn't the reason for your business failures. And the next VIP at EFCC should be Tinubu, if Tinubu can be put in check, a whole state is going to experience a positive difference being loose from his shackles! Unless you're trying to tell me that Hushpuppi's money is not legit while Tinubu's money is? And just so you know, the criminal might contest for the topmost position in the next elections and people will still vote for him! grin

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by Gforce2015: 5:34am On Oct 29, 2019
Most of the Lebanese in Nigeria are crooked...
They are not straight forward in their dealings... You will see Dem claiming to be a good Muslim...
Dey use Salam mualakum to be deceiving our Muslim brothers in the North...

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by AtikuNetwork: 5:35am On Oct 29, 2019
Mompha...

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by voltron14: 5:35am On Oct 29, 2019
Please let it be the special watery beans in Kirikiri for 2 months.

E no even get country.

These are the kind of people that donate to Boko Haram.

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by Pavore9: 5:36am On Oct 29, 2019
madridguy:
Further search of his bedroom revealed a fire-proof safe containing different charms and talismans in calabashes.

Why EFCC like to dey display their suspect with calabash and black pot tongue sey dose items are illegal too tongue

Na their property nah. cheesy
Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by Cutehector(m): 5:39am On Oct 29, 2019
One day, you must be caught

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Re: Mompha: EFCC Arrests Hamza Koudeih Over Suspected Laundering Of 33 Billion by philip0906(m): 5:40am On Oct 29, 2019
Mompha is already singing like a canary bird grin

Them don dey rat all of them out...Senseless fraudsters

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