The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) says suspected internet fraudster, Mompha is to be arraigned before Justice Mohammad Liman of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, November 25.
National Sportslink understands that Mompha was indicted for alleged N33bn internet scam alongside a suspected accomplice, Hamza Koudeih, a Lebanese who is also in the EFCC net.
The anti-graft agency filed a 14-count charge bordering on alleged money laundering and other related offenses against social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, better known as Mompha. He will be prosecuted by EFCC counsel Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo.
On Thursday, Mompha filed a Fundamental Rights Enforcement Suit before the Lagos High Court, challenging his continued detention by the EFCC; and asking the court to award him N5m in damages against the EFCC for “unlawful detention.”
The EFCC statement reads “The EFCC, Lagos zonal office has duly served a fourteen-count charge on Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha and set to arraign him alongside his company, Ismalob Investments Limited, on Monday, November 25, 2019, before a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The charges border on money laundering to the tune of several billions of naira. Reportedly, the Social media celebrity was arrested following a series of actionable intelligence linking him and his involvement in money laundering on Friday, October 18, 2019″.