Money Laundering: Mompha Case Continues In His Absentia

The trial in absentia of alleged money launderer Ismaila Mustapha, a.k.a. Mompha continued at the ikeja special Offences Court as he did not appear in court yet again since his trial commenced on June 3, 2023.

Mompha, regarded as a social media celebrity, is facing an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy and money laundering of over N6 billion, alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited.

The Ikeja Special Offences Court received Fidelity bank account documents linked to the alleged money launderer Ismaila Mustapha, a.k.a. Mompha.

The prosecutor tendered the documents containing the Mompha-linked account opening package and sought the court to admit them into evidence.

Meanwhile, Justice Mojisola Dada frowned at inability of EFCC to present the second witness line up for the court proceedings. Justice Dada said it is the job of the prosecution to ensure their witnesses appear in court. The court cannot compel a witness who is not occupying an important position.

Dada however, adjourned the matter to July 1, 2024, for the continuation of the trial.