Mompha: EFCC nabs alleged fake lawyer in court


Lagos -------------- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arrested an alleged fake lawyer, Aladejobi and Aladejobi & Co in Justice Mojisola Dada’s Special offences Court in Lagos.

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

Mustapha had appeared in the  court with a letter requesting for the court proceedings on behalf of his surety,  soon, after Justice Dada had given a pronouncement that Mompha be arrested for jumping bail

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

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

Mustapha is being prosecuted by the EFCC on an eight  -count charge bordering on  offences of conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of over N6 billion, 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 adjourned  dates for the hearing of his case, promoting the judge to stand down the matter for a while  in expectation of the defendant’s arrival, but he failed to appear in court .

Justice Dada, then, revoked  Mompha’s bail and ordered his re- arrest.