EFCC re-arraigns alleged internet fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Wednesday, re-arraigned alleged internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, over N32.9billion fraud before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

Mompha was first arraigned by the commission on 14 counts bordering on fraud, money laundering and running a foreign exchange business without the authorisation of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

He was arraigned alongside his firm, Ismalob Global Investment Ltd.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charges, and was granted bail in the sum of N100million with one surety in like sum.

Trial has since commenced in the suit, with the EFCC’s till leading witnesses in evidence.

When the case was called, yesterday, the prosecutor Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, informed the court of a second amended charge against the defendant and urged the court to allow a fresh plea by the defendant.

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