The case of money laundering preferred against a social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha, has been adjourned to the 22nd of June by Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special offences court Lagos on Thursday, after defendant failed to show in court for the hearing.
On January 12, The Economy Financial Crime Commission charged Mompha and his company ismalob global investment ltd of 6 billion naira in Money laundering.
The defendant and his company were charged with conspiracy to launder funds obtained through unlawful activity and retention of proceeds of criminal conduct, use of property derived from an unlawful act, possession of a document containing false pretence and failure to disclose assets and property.
However, The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The defendant was ordered by the court on March 28 to submit his international passport to court after his bail sum was reduced from N200m to N25m. The matter was adjourned to June 16, 2022, for further consideration on the bail application. The judge ordered the defendant to be in the custody of the defence counsel.
During court sitting, the defence counsel, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), said the defendant would be present when the case would be called the second time.
A private discussion was held between the counsel and Justice Mojisola for a few minutes before the case was adjourned to the 22nd of June for further hearing.