Ismaila Mustapha, popularly called Mompha, a former close friend to Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, has denied media reports claiming he said that officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission told him to maintain a low profile following the arrest of his former friend.
In a statement released on his Instagram page, Mompha, who is also being tried by the anti-graft agency, said he never said such.
He also denied claims that he is a fraudster, adding that he does not in any way associate with fraudsters.
The statement reads: “This has come as a great surprise to me, as I neither made such statement nor insinuated anything of such via any means or platform.
“I want to use this medium to categorically state that the statement currently circulating (on) the social media and online space is false and devoid of any iota of truth.
“At no time whatsoever did EFCC or any member of its staff told me to maintain low profile in relation to Hush’s arrest.
“I only made reference to a minor incident that occurred last year that resulted in me deleting my pictures and later reposting them, which only has to do with my personal and private affair.”
He urged the general public and his fans to discountenance the “falsehood been spread against me as the same is a calculated attempt to associate me with Hush’s incident which I know nothing about.”
Mompha also said that the charges filed against him by the EFCC are in relation to allegations of operating a Bureau De Change without licence, and has nothing to do with or involving fraud.
“I am, therefore, not a fraudster or in any way associated with fraudsters,” he said.