Mompha Denies EFCC’s Re-Arrest, Goes Live On Instagram


The Popular social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha has denied the rumour making rounds that he has been re-arrested and arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for money laundering to the tune of N6 billion. Meanwhile, The PUNCH had earlier reported that the EFCC’s counsel, Suleiman Suleiman, told a Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, that the prosecution, in collaboration with its international partners, had secured the arrest of Mompha.

“The prosecution will like to bring to the knowledge of My Lord that in collaboration with our international partners, we have been able to apprehend the defendant. We plan to take him into custody and produce him before the court. The counsel for the defendant reached out to me seeking an adjournment that he will be absent today in court,” Suleiman said.

Justice Mojisola Dada, thereafter, adjourned the case until July 3 for the continuation of trial. The court ordered on September 21, 2022, the commencement of the trial of the defendant in absentia after he failed to appear before the court.

On January 22, 2022, EFCC arraigned Mompha alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment, on an eight-count charge of laundering N6 billion, to which he pleaded not guilty.


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