N33b fraud case: Mompha remanded in prison custody
Popular Dubai-based Nigerian Ismaila Mustapha popularly known on social media as Mompha, has pleaded not guilty to a N33billion 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.
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 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.