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Court Revokes Nigerian Socialite, Mompha’s Bail, Orders Instantaneous Arrest

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A Particular Offences Court, Ikeja in Lagos has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of embattled socialite, Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Ismaila Mustapha is being prosecuted by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 8 counts bordering on alleged conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of over N6 billion, collectively on the side of his firm, Ismalob Worldwide Investment Restricted.Mompha became arrested on January 10, 2022, by EFCC, arraigned and granted bail. He became then taken into custody by the Nigeria Immigration Provider (NIS) for being on the EFCC watchlist. He is speculated to have faith inclined his firms to pick up illicit funds on behalf of web fraudsters, popularly is named ‘Yahoo Yahoo boys’ from internationally in return for commission/share. Then again, the defendant has didn’t look in court on two scheduled dates for his trial. At the last adjourned date, the defendant’s matter might per chance now now not proceed attributable to his absence. At the resumed lawsuits on Wednesday, Justice Mojisola Dada stood down the matter for a while in expectation of the defendant’s arrival, yet he didn’t look in court again. The EFCC lead counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo requested the court for additional stand down, nevertheless the quiz became grew to alter into down by the take, who subsequently requested, ‘Where is the defendant?’ Addressing the court, Oyedepo suggested the court that he became disquieted by the advance. At that level, Justice Dada, mentioned, “The excuse that became on condition that he tested obvious for COVID-19 became found to be false.” The prosecution counsel, Oyedepo thereafter, urged the take to voice a warrant of arrest to form clear the defendant is produced in court.Therefore, Justice Dada revoked the defendant’s bail and ordered his arrest.She adjourned additional persevering with till June 30, 2022. 

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