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21st May 2022
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Instagram Celebrity Mompha Arraigned By EFCC

Instagram Celebrity Mompha Arraigned By EFCC
Instagram Celebrity Mompha Arraigned By EFCC (Photo via-Instagram)

Instagram celebrity Mompha has been arraigned for alleged money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). 

The Dubai-based Instagram celebrity Mompha whose real name is Ismailia Mustapha was arraigned on Wednesday, alongside his firm, Ismalob Global Investment Limited on alleged fraud to the tune of over N6billion. 

The anti-graft agency arraigned Mompha and Ismalob before Justice Mojisola Dada of an Ikeja Special Offences Court on eight counts bordering on the offences.

The defendants were accused of conspiracy to launder funds obtained through unlawful activity, retention of such funds, transfer of funds for a suspect Olayinka Jimoh a.k.a Nappy Boy, and unlawful transfer of funds for a record label, among others.

The sums named in the charge seen by The Nation are N5,998,884.653.18, N32million, N120million and N15,960,000, totalling over N6billion.

Instagram celebrity Mompha is also standing trial at the Federal High Court in Lagos alongside Ismalob Global Investment Limited on an amended 22-count charge bordering on cyberfraud and money laundering to the tune of N32.9bn brought against him by the EFCC.

He pleaded not guilty to each of the counts.

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