Alleged money laundering: Court grants Mompha bail with strong conditions
The anti-graft agency arrested Mompha on January 10 and arraigned him on January 13 at the Ikeja Special Offences Court.
January 18, 20222 min readJustice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday, granted the Dubai-based Nigerian internet celebrity, Ismailia Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, bail, with strong conditions.The judge said Mompha, 42, would be granted a bail of N200m with two sureties. She also added that upon the submission of his international passport, Mompha should be remanded in prison until he meets his bail conditions.
DefenceIn defence of the accused, the defendant, Boyega Oyewale, revealed that his client had contracted COVID-19, and spent more time seeking medical treatment, which was the cause of exceeding the 14 days granted him.Mompha leaves courtEFCCas ordered by the court because of COVID-19 and the End SARS protest.
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by January 18, 2022 2 min read Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday, granted the Dubai-based Nigerian internet celebrity, Ismailia Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, bail, with strong conditions.on Tuesday.Published 18 January 2022 Supporters of Nnamdi Kanu in large numbers clashed with members of security operatives at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday.by January 17, 2022 3 min read Madaki Chidawa, an assistant superintendent of police (ASP), on Monday, narrated at the Federal High Court in Abuja how he thwarted the last year’s controversial search on the Abuja home of Mary Odili, a Justice of the Supreme Court.
The judge said Mompha, 42, would be granted a bail of N200m with two sureties. She also added that upon the submission of his international passport, Mompha should be remanded in prison until he meets his bail conditions. He had filed for bail through his lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN). Defence In defence of the accused, the defendant, Boyega Oyewale, revealed that his client had contracted COVID-19, and spent more time seeking medical treatment, which was the cause of exceeding the 14 days granted him. This is as the lead counsel for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, on Tuesday, unveiled Chief Mike Ozekhome as the leader of the defence counsel for Nnamdi Kanu, whose trial commences today before Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja. Mompha leaves court EFCC as ordered by the court because of COVID-19 and the End SARS protest. Read Also. However, the defendant noted that his client walked by himself to the anti-graft agency, where he was arrested. The defendants also include an alleged fake police officer, Lawrence Adjodo, who claimed to be a chief superintendent of police, who led the raid on Mrs Odili’s official residence.
The case was adjourned to March 28 and 29, for further hearings. Background Mompha was arrested shortly after he announced his arrival to Nigeria with an Instagram photo captioned, ‘‘About to make some billions in Lagos.’’ He is standing trial on eight counts bordering on laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities and retention of alleged proceeds of the crime. Recall that Mompha had earlier been arrested on October 18, 2019, at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, while boarding an Emirates Airline Flight to Dubai by the staff of the Nigeria Immigration Service, following a watchlist by the EFCC. Allegations Mompha is concurrently standing trial at the Federal High Court in Lagos, alongside Ismalob Global Investment Limited, on an amended 22-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N32. “On October 29, 2021, at about 18:00 hours, I was on duty at the residence of Justice Odili at No 7, Imo River Road when they (armed security operatives) came.
9 billion brought against him by the EFCC. The Prosecution counsel, led by Rotimi Oyedepo, noted that despite standing court trial, Mompha is in the habit of defying court orders, which warranted the EFCC to arrest and remand him in their custody. Mr Oyedepo noted that contrary to the judgement of Chukwujeku Aneke, a judge at the Federal high court, (now transferred to Kano,) Mompha’s international passport was released on July 27, 2020, for him to travel to the United Arabe Emirates for medical purposes and sundry purpose for 14 days. However, defying the conditions of his bail, Mompha had engaged in multiple travels and has failed to return his International passport as against the 14 days ultimatum given to him by the court. The prosecution counsel also stated that other conditions for Mompha’s bail then was that he would continually visit the EFCC office to facilitate further investigations, which he had failed to comply with for the past seven months. “And I said, this is No 9, Imo River Street, not No 7.