Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court stting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday, 1st of November, 2023 adjourned till December 19, 2023 further hearing in the alleged N6bn fraud trial involving social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, better known as Mompha.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC made this known on its Facebook handle.
Mompha alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, was arraigned by the commission’s Lagos Zonal Command, on 12th of January, 2022 on eight charges bordering on conspiracy, retention of proceeds of criminal conduct and laundering of funds obtained through unlawful activity, among others.
At the last proceedings on 18th of September, 2023, the EFCC, through its third prosecution witness, Ayorinde Solademi, a staff member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Legal Attache, US Consulate, Lagos, had tendered a report by the USA-based FBI, as well as an investigative report on Mompha’s iPhone, which the agency claimed was used for fraudulent practices.
The Judge had, thereafter, adjourned till 1st of November, 2023 for continuation of trial.
The statement partly read,
“At Wednesday’s proceedings, counsel for the EFCC, Bilikisu Buhari, informed the court that the prosecution’s next witness was not in the country.
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