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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Court order Mompha's arrest, revoke bail

A Special Offences Court, Ikeja, on Wednesday, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of suspected internet fraudster Ismaila Mustapha known as Mompha.⁣

Justice Mojisola Dada ordered his arrest for failing to appear in court on two scheduled dates for his trial.⁣

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting Mompha on an 8-count charge of conspiracy and money laundering of over N6 billion. He is being prosecuted alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited.⁣

Mompha was arrested on January 10 by the EFCC but was arraigned and granted bail.⁣

His matter could not proceed due to his absence at the last adjourned date.⁣

The EFCC lead counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, asked the court for another stand down, but the judge returned the request.⁣

Oyedepo told the court that the development shocked him.⁣

He urged the court to allow the defence to speak to his client and put him on the speaker to confirm the position of things.⁣


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