Court remands Mompha in EFCC custody
Justice Mojisola Dada of a Lagos Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, yesterday, remanded social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) pending hearing of his bail application.
The judge ordered his remand after he was arraigned on an eight-count charge, which borders on aiding Internet fraud and being in possession of fraudulent documents.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to all the allegations.
After his plea, the prosecution led by Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo asked the court for a trial date.
But the defence counsel led by Gboyega Oyewole (SAN) informed the court that they have filed a bail application and served the same on the prosecution
Responding, Mr. Oyedepo asked for time to respond to the bail application.
After entertaining submissions from counsel, Justice Dada adjourned till January 18, for hearing and ruling on the bail application.
Mompha had earlier been charged before Justice Liman of the Federal High Court, Lagos vide charge No FHC/L/413C/19 by the EFCC and was admitted to bail.
In a bail application deposed to by Ademola Adefolaju, he averred that the suspect has never jumped bail or refused to attend his trial at the Federal High Court, adding that the charge is currently adjourned for the defence.