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Money Laundering: Trial Of Mompha’s Adjourned Till Dec 19



By Miracle Esegha, Warri

Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday, adjourned till December 19, 2023 further hearing in the alleged N6bn fraud trial involving social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission made this known on its Facebook page.

Mompha alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, was arraigned by the commission’s Lagos Zonal Command, on January 12, 2022 on eight-count bordering on conspiracy, retention of proceeds of criminal conduct and laundering of funds obtained through unlawful activity, among others.

At the last proceedings on September 18, 2023, the EFCC, through its third prosecution witness, Ayorinde Solademi, a staff member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Legal Attache, US Consulate, Lagos, had tendered a report by the USA-based FBI, as well as an investigative report on Mompha’s iPhone, which the agency claimed was used for fraudulent practices.

The Judge had, thereafter, adjourned till November 1, 2023 for continuation of trial.

The statement partly read, “At Wednesday’s proceedings, counsel for the EFCC, Bilikisu Buhari, informed the court that the prosecution’s next witness was not in the country.

“Consequently, Justice Dada adjourned the case till Tuesday, December 19, 2023 for continuation of trial.”

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