The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arraigned controversial Nigerian billionaire businessman, Mompha, before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court, sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.
Mompha was arrested by Operatives of the EFCC, Lagos state command, on Monday, January 10, for allegedly laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities and retention of alleged proceeds of crime, and arraigned in court on Thursday morning, January 12.
According to EFCC, Mompha is currently standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, on an amended 22-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N32.9 billion.
See photos of him in court this morning below,
Meanwhile, in August 2020 Mompha sued EFCC for N5million over his arrest.
He asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the anti-graft agency to pay him N5m for what he termed his “unlawful re-arrest and detention.”
In the suit filed by his lawyer, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Mompha prayed the court to declare that his re-arrest and detention by the EFCC was unjustifiable and unlawful.