As the trial of Instagram celebrity Mompha held yesterday, a witness told the court on how a sum of N18billion was paid into the accused bank account.
The prosecution witness, Peter Ademola Adegoke, who works as a Compliance Officer with Fidelity Bank Plc, on Friday (today) told Justice Abdullai M. Liman of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, how the cash was lodged into the account of a company, Ismalob Global Investments, belonging to Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha, The Punch reports.
Mompha was arraigned on November 25, 2019 on 14 counts bordering on money laundering to the tune of N33bn.
The EFCC made this known on Friday in a series of tweets via its verified Twitter handle @officialEFCC.
Continuing, EFCC states,
“At today’s sitting, the first prosecution witness, PW1, Anne Nnenna Ezekannagha, a manager in the Customer Service Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria, told the court that Mompha’s company, Ismalob Ventures, was not registered with the CBN.
“She also revealed that he (Mompha) did not have the license to operate as a Bureau de Change operator.”
Led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, Ezekannagha further told the court:
“We got a letter from the EFCC on the activities of Ismalob Global Ventures.
“However, we have no history of the name with the CBN.”