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EFCC Arrests Suspected Fake Lawyer Over Mompha’s Case

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An alleged fake lawyer was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, operatives at Justice Mojisola Dada Special offences Court, Ikeja on Wednesday.

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He allegedly came from Aladejobi and Aladejobi & Co., chamber.

The alleged fake lawyer according to findings was said to have claimed to be a lawyer to one of the sureties to Ismaila Mustapha alias Mompha.

He came to the court with a letter requesting for the court proceedings on behalf of his suerty.

This was after the trial judge had given a ordered that Mompha be arrested for jumping bail.

Thereafter, EFCC prosecution counsel Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo asked that he should be taken into custody for proper profiling and interrogation.

Earlier today, Justice Dada issued a bench warrant for the arrest of embattled suspected internet fraudster being prosecuted.

Mustapha is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on a 8-count charge bordering on the offences of conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of over N6billion, along with his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited.

The defendant alongside his company Ismalob Global Investment Limited was arrested on January 10, 2022 by EFCC, arraigned and granted bail.

He failed to appear in court on two scheduled dates for his trial.

During proceedings today, the judge stood down the matter for a while in expectation of the defendant’s arrival, but he failed to appear in court for continuation of his trial.

The judge revoked the defendant’s bail and ordered his arrest and adjourned till June 30, 2022.

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