The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday prayed to the Federal High Court in Lagos to re-arraign Instagram personality, Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha.
This is following the amendment of the 14 counts of money laundering, fraud charges and running a foreign exchange business without the authorisation of the Central Bank of Nigeria, filed against Mompha.
The amended charges filed against Mustapha and his co-defendant, Ismalob Global Investment Limited are now 22 counts.
The prosecuting counsel for the EFCC, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that the charges against Mompha had been amended, and prayed that Mompha and his co-defendant, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, be re-arraigned.
Justice Mohammed Liman adjourned the matter till March 18 when the defence counsel, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN) said he said yhe amended charge sheet was only served on him in court on Wednesday morning.
The defendants pleaded not guilty when the new charges were read to them.