EFCC Re-Arraigns Instagram Celebrity, Mompha For Alleged N32.9bn Fraud


On October 19, Mompha was first arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and arraigned before Justice Mohammed Liman on a 14-count charge.

His charges bordered on fraud, money laundering and running a foreign exchange business without the authorisation of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) November 25.

The agency has now re-arraigned him before Justice Mohammed Liman of a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, for alleged N32.9billion fraud.

At the resumed hearing of his case on March 5, counsel to the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, informed the court of a second amended charge against Mompha and urged the court to allow a fresh plea by the defendant.

The amended 22 count charges was read over to the defendant and he pleaded not guilty. After his plea, the defence counsel, Gboyega Oyewole SAN, urged the court to grant a short adjournment to enable him study the new charge.

The presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Liman, ordered that the defendant’s bail of N100 million to continue and then adjourned the case until March 18 and 20 for continuation of trial.

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