Money laundering: EFCC witness denies meeting with Mompha

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, Abiodun Audu, in the ongoing trial of internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, before  a Federal High Court, Lagos, denied ever meeting him in the course of filing his company’s tax return. The witness, Audu, who claimed to be a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), also told the Court, presided over by Justice Muhammad Liman, that it was one Alhaji Hamodu, a director in Mompha’s company, Ismalob Global investments Limited, that contacted him to file the tax return for the company. Mompha…

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Money laundering: Court adjourns  Morpha’s trial till Jan. 15

The scheduled commencement of trial of alleged internet fraudster, Ismail Mustapha popularly called Mopha, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, has been adjourned till next Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The adjournment was sequel to the on going Christmas/New year vacation that is been observed by the Court. The new date was fixed at the instance of Morpha’s lawyer, Ademola Adefolaju who stood in for Mr. Gboyega Oyewole (SAN) and a lawyer from the anti-graft agency, who were in court today. Morpha was on November 25, 2019, arraigned before the court…

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Money laundering: Internet celebrity, Morpha gets N100m bail

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, granted bail to the Internet Celebrity, Ismail Mustapha, popularly called Morpha, who was arraigned before the court for allegedly laundering the sum of N33 billion, in the sum of N100 million with one surety. The surety according to the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Liman, must have a landed property with the Court’s jurisdiction, which its tittle documents must be verified by relevant Lands authority, while the surety is to be verified by the Court’s Deputy Chief Registrar (DCR). Justice Liman also ordered Morpha to…

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Alleged N33bn money laundering: Court fixes Nov. 29 for trial of Mompha

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, fixed Friday, November 29, for the commencement of trial of an Internet Celebrity, Ismail Mustapha, popularly called Mompha, for alleged laundering of over N18.. billion The court presided over by Justice Muhammed Liman, fixed the date after Mompha had pleaded to 14 counts charge of money laundering, unauthorized BDC trading and failure to comply with the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment in carrying out his business . Arraigning the susp[ect, the prosecuting agency through its lawyers, Rotimi Oyedepo and A. S. Sulaiman,…

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Alleged money laundering; Mompha demands N5m from EFCC for unlawful detention

Alleged money laundering; Mompha demands N5m from EFCC for unlawful detention A businessmen, Ismaila Mustapha, has instituted a fundamental rights enforcement suit before a High Clurt of Lagos State, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for detaining him beyond the constitutionally stipulated days. Ismaila popularly called Morpha, in the suit filed by his lawyers, who include: Mr. Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Ademola Adefolaju, Kolawole Salami and four others, is demanding the sum of N5 million as damages from the EFCC. He is also seeking a court order directing the…

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Court acquits, discharges jonathan’s aide, Dudafa, other over alleged N1.6bn fraud

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, today, discharged and acquitted Dr. Emmanuel Waripamo-Owei Dudafa,  Senior Special Assistant to former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, who was charged before the court for conspiracy, forgery and laundering of the sum of N1.6 billion levelled against him and a banker Mr Iwejuo Joseph  by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Also discharged and acquitted alongside Dr. Dudafa, on the alleged offences, is a banker, Iwejuo Joseph. At the delivering of the judgment today, the EFCC was represented by Rotimi Oyedepo, while  Dudafa was…

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Tribunal strikes out petition challenging Faleke’s victory

An Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, today, struck out an application challenging the victory of a member of House Gboyega Oyewole, Representative, James Abiodun Faleke, representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, at the last general election. The tribunal headed by Justice Kunaza M. Hamidu,  struck out the application, following a motion filed by the petitioner, Mutiu Olakunle Okunola, candidate of People’s Democratic party (PDP), who contested with Faleke at the last election. Okunola who recently defected to All Progressive Congress (APC), had dragged Faleke alongside APC and Independent National Electoral…

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