Justice Mojisola Dada of a Lagos Special Offence Court in Ikeja has ordered remand of social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha known as Mompha in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) custody pending hearing of his bail application.
The judge ordered his remand after he was arraigned on an eight count charges which borders on aiding internet fraud and being in possession of fraudulent documents.
However, when the charges were read to him, he pleaded not guilty to all the allegations.
The prosecutor counsel, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo asked court for a trial date.
The defendant counsel, Gboyega Oyewole, SAN, who led Ademola Adefolaju and Kolawole Salami
informed the court that they have filed a bail application and same has been served on the prosecutor.
Responding to the bail application, Mr. Oyedepo asked for time to respond to the application.
After entertaining submission of counsel’s, Justice Dada adjourned till January 18, 2021 to hear and rule on the bail application.
Mompha had earlier been charged before Justice Liman of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos vide charge No FHC/L/413C/19 by the EFCC and was subsequently admitted to bail .