When the case was called on Wednesday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Counsel, Bilikisu Buhari, informed the court that the prosecution’s next witness was not in the country.
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It was tendered via a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, Ayotunde Solademi, before an Ikeja Special Offences Court.
It was reported on June 30 2022 that Mompha’s absence stalled his alleged N6 billion money laundering trial before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Ikeja Special Offences Court.
On June 10, EFCC accused him of flouting the court’s order by travelling to Dubai with a new international passport
The fake lawyer, according to findings, claimed to be a lawyer to one of the sureties to Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha.
The development followed the failure of Mompha to appear in court on Wednesday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on June 10 accused him of traveling to Dubai with a new international passport.
Mompha, who was in court on Friday, is charged with with N6 billion money laundering by the anti-graft agency.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Justice Mojisola Dada gave the date after defence and prosecution counsel prayed for extension of time.
Justice Mojisola Dada made the ruling on Monday following a prayer by defence counsel, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN).
The defendant was arraigned alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Ltd on a fresh eight-count charge of fraud.
In a statement released on his Instagram page, Mompha, who is also being tried by the anti-graft agency, said he never made such a statement.
Mompha spoke over the weekend in an interview session with media personality, Daddy Freeze, on Instagram Live
Mustapha was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on 14 counts bordering on fraud, money laundering and running a foreign exchange business without the authorisation of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
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Mustapha is charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on 14 counts bordering on fraud, money laundering and operation of a foreign exchange business without authorisation by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The police charged the suspect with defilement.
Mustapha, who is facing a N32 billion fraud charge, was re-arrested on August 14 by the EFCC
Mompha was first arraigned alongside his company, Ismalob Ventures, on November 25, 2019 on a 14-count charge bordering on fraud, money laundering and running a foreign exchange business without the authorisation of the Central Bank of Nigeria
The alleged N32.9 billion fraud trial of internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, on Wednesday continued before a Federal High Court in Lagos State.