Weeks after regaining his freedom from the detention of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), popular bureau de change operator Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha, is set to return to court for the trial of his money laundering case.
Mompha is to resume his alleged N33 billion money laundering case on January 15, 2020, as directed by the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday, January 8.
According to Sahara Reporters, the new trial date was fixed at the instance of Mompha’s counsel, Ademola Adefolaju, who stood for Gboyega Oyewole.
The flamboyant individual’s ordeal started after he was nabbed on October 19, at the Nnamdi Azikwe international airport, Abuja, and afterwards arraigned by the commission on November 25, 2019.
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Shortly after his arrest, three of his accomplices were arrested by the anti-graft agency in Lagos.
One of Mompha’s accomplices identified as Hamza Koudeih was arrested in his luxury home situated at the Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower, Victoria Island, Lagos. Two luxury automobiles, charms and talisman were recovered from them.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that controversial singer Naira Marley who recently had a music concert in Lagos, turned the excitement up a notch after he brought Mompha who was only recently released for fraud allegations.
The move left social media users talking, many of whom expressed their interest in getting arrested by the EFCC since it appeared to be another way to attain success in the country.
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