Mompha goes to court over N14 billion money laudering charges

Instagram celeb, Mompha will be going to court over money laundering charges to the tune of N14 billion.

On Friday, November 22, 2019, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it will arraign Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha on Monday, November 25 before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

The commission said it had filed a 14-count criminal charge on the Mompha.

Mompha is to be arraigned alongside his company, Ismalob Investments Limited, the firm through which he allegedly laundered N14 billion.


EFCC said Lebanon national, Hamza Koudeih, and Kayode Philip, who were arrested as alleged accomplices of Mompha would be arraigned during the week.

The anti-graft agency said the two men have been served with a 24-count charge bordering on conspiracy and money laundering.

Mr Koudeih was arrested in late October after a three-hour stand-off at his N1.8 billion luxury apartment in the 33-storey Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Mompha is going to court after one month of being in EFCC’s detention. He was arrested on October 19 at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on allegations of cybercrime and money laundering.

EFCC’s response comes after Mompha filed a suit against it seeking N5 million damages for alleged unlawful detention and violation of his rights.

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