- Embattled Instagram celebrity Mompha has pleaded not guilty to a money laundering charge leveled against him by EFCC
- Mompha was arraigned at a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos
- The case has been adjourned till Friday, November 29
Popular Dubai-based Nigerian Ismaila Mustapha popularly known on social media as Mompha has pleaded not guilty to a N33 billion money laundering charge leveled against him by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to reports by PM News, the flamboyant Instagram big boy and suspected fraudster was arraigned by the EFCC on Monday, November 25, on a 14-count charge, at a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos state.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge bordering on money laundering offences.
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The report further noted that one Justice Mohammad Liman remanded the bureau de change operator in custody, and adjourned till Friday, November 29, for the hearing of his bail application and commencement of trial.
Just recently, Legit.ng gathered that Mompha’s verified account on the photo-sharing app, Instagram, resurfaced after it mysteriously disappeared in the heat of his arrest by the EFCC. Although, the last post on the page appeared to have been shared several weeks ago.
Similarly, it was gathered that about three accomplices of the individual were nabbed by officials of the anti-graft agency. One of them who is a Lebanese identified as Hamza Koudeih, was arrested in his luxury home situated at the Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower, Victoria Island, Lagos.
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