Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha, has pleaded not guilty to the N33billion money laundering and Internet crime charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Mompha was arraigned before Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court on a 14-count charge earlier today 25 November.
Following his ”Not guilty” plead, the presiding judge ordered that he be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till Friday November 29th for hearing of his bail application and commencement of trial.
Mompha was arrested on Friday, 18 October, 2019, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on his way to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, following series of actionable intelligence reports linking him to organised transnational cyber fraud and money laundering.
Mompha allegedly commits his fraudulent acts under the cover of being a Bureau de Change operator.