EFCC to Close N32 Billion Fraud Case Against Mompha by July 10

Date: 02-07-2020 10:44 am (6 months ago) | Author: kacy lee
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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has adjourned till July 10 for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to present its remaining witnesses and close its case against social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha.

Mompha is accused of cyber fraud and laundering about N33billion.

On March 4, he and his firm, Ismalob Global Investment Ltd, were re-arraigned before Justice Mohammed Liman on a 22-count charge.

The anti-graft agency alleged that the defendant who is based in Dubai is a major figure in an organised transnational cyber fraud network, adding that he laundered several funds which he used in acquiring properties in the United Arab Emirates.

Mompha pleaded not guilty to all the counts.

At Wednesday’s proceedings, an accountant, Abiodun Audu, testified for the EFCC.

He told the court about the tax return forms for Mompha’s company.

He mentioned that it was one Alhaji Hamodu, a director in Mompha’s firm that contacted him to file the tax returns for the company.

Hamodu, he said, required him to input July 2016 to June 2017, in the tax return to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

The witness testified that it was at the EFCC that the document relating to the tax return was shown to him when he was invited there sometime this year.

During cross-examination by Mompha’s counsel, the witness said Hamodu, a Bureau De Change operator, supplied the information on the company’s self-assessment form.

But during re-examination by the EFCC, Audu said both Hamodu and Mompha’s signatures were on the company’s tax self-assessment form.

Justice Liman, therefore, directed the anti-graft agency to present its last set of witnesses at the next adjourned date and fixed further proceedings for July 10.


Posted: at 2-07-2020 10:44 AM (6 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- Goldtime at 2-07-2020 11:36 AM (6 months ago)
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Nigerian ! This nation branded itself the hub of fraudsters .Tbe alleged crime was cyber fraud ,racketeering, money laundering and internet scam .Im in confusion how the Nigerian court is redirecting the case to a tax invading allegation instead of the subject matter of which the accused was initially charged .Oh Plz ! Nigeria government must be smoking gun powder
Posted: at 2-07-2020 11:36 AM (6 months ago) | Upcoming
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- ngfineface at 2-07-2020 08:57 PM (6 months ago)
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Won ti gba egunje. So they must close it
Posted: at 2-07-2020 08:57 PM (6 months ago) | Hero
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