Court Orders Re-Arrest Of Mompha

Justice Mojisola Dada of a Special Offences Court, Ikeja has ordered the arrest of a suspected internet fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, for failing to appear in court to continue his trial.

Ismaila Mustapha, is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on a 8-count charge bordering on the offences of conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of over N6billion, along with his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited.

However, the defendant has failed to appear in court on the last two scheduled dates.

At today’s proceeding, the judge stood down the matter for a while expecting the defendant’s arrival, yet he failed to appear in court.

Subsequently, the EFCC lead counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo and defence counsel, Mr. Gboyega Oyewole, both of them Senior Advocates of Nigeria, told the court that the development shocked them.

Justice Dada, thereafter expressed doubt about the defendant’s earlier excuse that he tested positive to COVID-19.

Justice Dada issued a bench warrant for Mompha’s arrest and adjourned further proceeding till Thursday next week.

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