Wednesday, 4 March 2020

EFCC re-arraigns Mompha on amended N33b money laundering charge


   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), today re-arraigned Ismaila Mustapha and his firm, Ismalob Global Investiment Ltd, at a Federal High Court, Lagos, on an amended 22-count money laundering charge.

   Mompha and his firm were first arraigned on a 14-count charge last November 25, before Justice Mohammed Liman, following his arrest on October 19 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

   The alleged offences, according to the EFCC, contravened sections 15 (2) and 18 (3) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011. The defendants pleaded not guilty and were granted N100 million bail.

   Mompha’s counsel, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN) informed the court that the amended charge was served on him and the defendants a few minutes before the court began sitting. Oyewole prayed for a short date to enable the defence teams to study the additional counts of the charge. Justice Liman adjourned till March 18 and 20, for continuation of trial.

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