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Court revokes Mompha’s bail, orders his arrest



Justice Mojisola Dada of the Particular Offences Courtroom sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, revoked the N200m bail earlier granted to suspected web fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly referred to as Mompha, and in addition issued a bench warrant for his arrest.


Mompha, alongside his firm, Ismalob International Funding Restricted, are being prosecuted by the EFCC on an eight-count cost bordering on conspiracy to launder funds obtained by means of illegal exercise, retention of proceeds of prison conduct, laundering of funds obtained by means of illegal exercise, failure to reveal property and property, possession of paperwork containing false pretence and use of property derived from illegal act.


Mompha was arrested on January 10, 2022, by EFCC, arraigned and granted bail.


Nevertheless, the defendant has failed to seem in courtroom on two scheduled dates for his trial. On the final adjourned date, his matter couldn’t proceed as a result of his absence.


On the resumed proceedings on Wednesday, Justice Mojisola Dada stood down the matter for some time in expectation of the defendant’s arrival, but he failed to seem in courtroom once more.


The EFCC lead counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo requested the courtroom for additional stand down, however the request was turned down by the decide, who subsequently requested, ‘The place is the defendant?’


Addressing the courtroom, Oyedepo advised the courtroom that he was shocked by the event.


At that time, Justice Dada, stated, “The excuse that was on condition that he examined optimistic for COVID-19 was discovered to be false.”


The prosecution counsel, Oyedepo thereafter, urged the decide to difficulty a warrant of arrest to make sure the defendant is produced in courtroom.


Subsequently, Justice Dada revoked the defendant’s bail and ordered his arrest.


She adjourned additional continuing until June 30, 2022.

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