Mompha plead “not guilty” to the eight counts, while Islamob Limited was charged with the first six counts and pleaded “not guilty”.
Nigerians have flocked to social media to mock ‘Instagram billionaire’ Mompha.
This comes after a photo of him on the court wearing a DIOR shirt made the rounds on the internet.
Mompha was held in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) until his bail application was heard in the Lagos Special Offence Court in Ikeja.
Justice Mojisola Dada ordered his imprisonment after he was arraigned on an eight-count charge of enabling internet fr#ud and being in possession of forged documents.
Mompha and his company, Global Investment Limited, were charged with conspiracy to launder funds obtained through illegal activity, retention of such funds, transfer of funds for a suspect, Jimoh Olayinka Dolapo a.k.a. Nappy Boy, the owner of NapTown Records, and unlawful transfer of funds for a record label, among other things.
The charges total almost N6 billion and include sums of N5,998,884.653.18, N32 million, N120 million, and N15,960,000. Mompha allegedly concealed his interest in luxury wristwatches and other movable assets worth over N70 million, according to the EFCC.
Mompha plead “not guilty” to the eight counts, while Islamob Limited was charged with the first six counts and pleaded “not guilty.” Justice Dada postponed the hearing on a bail application filed by the defendant’s counsel, Gboyega Oyewole, until January 18, 2022.
Mompha, together with Ismalob Global Investment Limited, is on trial in the Federal High Court in Lagos on an amended 22-count charge of cyberfr#ud and money laundering in the amount of N32.9 billion levelled against him by the EFCC. He entered a not guilty plea to all of the charges.
However, what stood out for most Nigerians was the Dior designers shirt he wore.
Suprises_and_stuffs: “Bad man looking good in dior, bad man drip to the core”
Mrr_Stan commented, “Lol. You people will still collect money and free him… stop disturbing us.”
Sound._good: “This mompha and bob risky suppose to be husband n wife, Lai Mohammed as Dem FATHER IN-LAW n KEMI OLUNLOYO as Dem MOTHER IN-LAW, Desmond Elliot and FFK as Dem s(HIM)dren , put all of Dem together e go give you FUJI HOUX of commot!on”
DijaofAbuja: “Badman looking good in Dior, bad man trip to the court”