Court Revokes Mompha’s Bail, Issues Bench Warrant For His Arrest

Justice Mojisola Dada of the Ikeja Particular Offences Court on Wednesday revoked the bail granted to Instagram influencer, Ismaila Mustapha, higher generally known as Mompha.

The choose issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Mompha following his absence in courtroom for the continuation of the trial on Wednesday.

Mompha is being prosecuted by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee alongside his firm, Ismalob World Funding Ltd over alleged N6 billion cash laundering.

What occurred in courtroom

On June 16, the final adjourned date, Mr Mompha was additionally absent in courtroom for the trial of which EFCC accused him of disobeying courtroom order by touring to Dubai with a brand new passport.

On the resumed listening to, following the absence of the defendant, the choose requested his counsel about his consumer’s whereabouts.

Responding, the Defence Counsel, Mr Gboyega Oyewole, SAN, stated, “I’m additionally shocked on the improvement my lord as a result of the defendant gave me an assurance that he might be in courtroom.

“I had his assurance up until yesterday night time that he might be in courtroom and that was why I used to be ready downstairs for him.

“I  made an effort to make sure that the defendant is in courtroom immediately following his absence on the final date of adjournment however to no avail.”

Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, EFCC’s counsel prayed the courtroom to situation a warrant for the arrest of the defendant.

He stated “If I say that this improvement isn’t surprising will probably be an understatement, my lord. As of yesterday the discovered senior advocate mentioned this with me and guaranteed me that we should always proceed immediately with this continuing.

” The defence counsel appeared to have taken some steps but it surely seems it isn’t yielding any outcomes.

“I urge your lordship to situation a warrant for his arrest and for the manufacturing of the defendant earlier than your lordship.”

Ruling on the matter, the choose stated, “The bail of the defendant is as soon as once more revoked and a bench warrant issued for his arrest towards the subsequent adjourned date.”

The matter was adjourned for June 30 for the continuation of trial.

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  • Nairametrics had reported that EFCC instructed the courtroom that Mompha had traveled to Dubai with a brand new passport towards courtroom orders.

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